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IUPAC_name = (6a"R",9"R")-"N"-(("S")-1-hydroxypropan-2-yl)- 7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo [4,3-"fg"] quinoline-9-carboxamide
CAS_number = 478-94-4
PubChem = 443884
C=19 | H=23 | N=3 | O=2
molecular_weight = 325.41 g/mol
synonyms = Ergonovine, Lysergic acid beta-propanolamide
metabolism = hepatic
excretion = renal
legal_US = List I precursor
Ergonovine, also known as ergometrine or d-
lysergic acidbeta-propanolamide, is an ergoline(and lysergamide) derivative, and one of the primary ergotand morning glory alkaloids. It is chemically similar to LSD, ergine, and lysergic acid.
It has a medical use in
obstetricsto facilitate delivery of the placentaand to prevent bleedingafter childbirthby causing smooth muscletissue in the blood vesselwalls to narrow, thereby reducing blood flow. It is usually combined with oxytocin( syntocinon) as syntometrine.
According to [http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/tihkal/tihkal26.shtml TIHKAL] by
Alexander Shulgin, ergonovine has LSD-like action at levels of 2-10 milligrams. Clinical dosages are about ten times lower.
Ergometrine is listed as Table I precursors under the
United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, as possible precursor compound for LSD. [http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/red.pdf http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/red.pdf] ]
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