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  • n. Plural form of ergot.


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  • But if OTCs don’t work, your doc may opt for a prescription-strength version of the same drug or may recommend a popular class of drugs called triptans, like sumatriptan or rizatriptan an older version of drugs called ergots are cheaper, but they’re not considered as effective and have more major side effects.

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  • One or many of these sclerotia aka "ergots" may be found in any given rye head, where their little black nubs can be seen poking out of the head.

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  • Other drug categories used to treat pain include triptans, which mimic the action of the brain chemical serotonin; anti-nausea and related drugs; and ergots, which were used for decades before the more recent introduction of triptans.

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  • Or doctors can prescribe drugs known as the triptans or the ergots. - Help for migraines has arrived

  • The horny productions comprise the horns, chestnuts, ergots, claws and hoofs.

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  • A peculiar characteristic of this condition is the state of the ergots and chestnuts.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • We may define it as a chronic inflammatory condition of the keratogenous membrane, usually confined to that of the coronary cushion, the ergots and the chestnuts, but sometimes extending to that of the frog and the sole, characterized by a malsecretion of the affected membrane similar to that observed in canker.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • One very curious feature about the case was the fact that all the callosities (ergots and chestnuts) seemed to participate in the morbid process, and they, too, were covered with a thin layer of soft cheesy horn.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot


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