BROMOCRIPTINE

n. an alkaloid prescribed in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. (Trade name: Parlodel) It acts as a dopamine-receptor agonist, thus, inhibiting the turnover of dopamine. It also inhibits the growth of tumors in the pituitary gland by regulating the pituitary hormone, prolactin.

BROMOCRIPTINE: "Bromocriptine is primarily known as an antiparkinsonian agent, but it is also used in treating amenorrhea, galactorrhea, and infertility."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BROMOCRIPTINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bromocriptine/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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