What is the difference between Ergometrine and Methylergometrine?

The difference between ergometrine and methylergometrine

is that "ergometrine" is an ergoline derivative, one of the primary ergot and morning glory alkaloids, chemically similar to LSD and used in medicine to facilitate delivery of the placenta and to prevent bleeding after childbirth and "methylergometrine" is a synthetic analogue of ergonovine with oxytocic properties.

ergometrine

methylergometrine

Noun

  • (chemistry) An ergoline (and lysergamide) derivative, one of the primary ergot and morning glory alkaloids, chemically similar to LSD and used in medicine to facilitate delivery of the placenta and to prevent bleeding after childbirth.

Synonyms

  • ergobasine
  • ergonovine

Noun

  • (chemistry) A synthetic analogue of ergonovine with oxytocic properties.

Synonyms

  • methylergobasin
  • methylergonovine