ERGOT ALKALOIDS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Pharmacological substances derived from a fungus called Claviceps purpurea. These are used to induce an abortion or bring on labour. Used for centuries. ERGOT ALKALOIDS: "Ergot alkaloids can produce a similar effect to LSD." Related Psychology Terms ABORTION COUNSELING CANDIDIASIS ECHINACEA PRO-LIFE ABORTION BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS MESCALINE PSYCHOTOMIMETIC DYSTOCIA ERGOT DERIVATIVES Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ERGOT ALKALOIDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ergot-alkaloids/ (accessed May 10, 2021).