Meaning of bromocriptine in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbrəʊməʊˈkrɪptiːn/


mass nounMedicine
  • A drug used in the treatment of parkinsonism, galactorrhoea, and other conditions. It is a synthetic analogue of the ergot alkaloids and stimulates the dopaminergic receptors of the brain, inhibiting the release of prolactin.

    ‘Digoxin, morphine, ephedrine, vincristine, ergotamine, bromocriptine, and others are carefully tested and standardized drugs from plants.’
    • ‘Despite each of these caveats, many clinicians will choose to use a specific treatment such as bromocriptine or dantrolene because drugs have a low risk of significant toxicity compared to the NMS, and they may be beneficial.’
    • ‘A successful example of this approach is the use of two dopaminergic medications, bromocriptine and L-DOPA, in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.’
    • ‘This 8-week, open-label clinical trial used two different dose escalation regimens to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of bupropion and bromocriptine in the treatment of cocaine dependence.’
    • ‘Medical treatments for prolactinomas include bromocriptine and cabergoline.’


1970s from bromo- + ergocryptine(an ergot alkaloid, from ergot + Greek kruptos ‘hidden’) + -ine.