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n. an alkaloid drug (an ergot derivative) used in the treatment of vascular headaches, including migraines. The exact nature of its therapeutic action is unknown, but ergotamine is believed to constrict the dilated cranial blood vessels responsible for headache symptoms. U.S. trade name (among others): Cafergot.

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kinesthetic hallucination

a false perception of body movement.