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Synonyms for ergot

a plant disease caused by the ergot fungus

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a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant

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Although sporadic reports of postpartum gangrene in pregnancy have been reported, these have been mainly due to underlying vascular occlusive disorders or following abortions induced by ergots (1 -5).
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Now, according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, second edition, MOH is defined as a headache on 15 or more days a month, with drug intake of ergots, triptansm, or opioids for 10 or more days per month for a minimum of 3 months, or with use of analgesics for 15 or more days per month for a minimum of 3 months.
Triptans can cause migraine-like headaches, while analgesics and ergots tend to lead to chronic tension headaches.
The Food and Drug Administration cautions against the simultaneous use of triptans or ergots with SSRIs, based on anecdotal reports of serotonin syndrome occurring in a few patients who combined those agents, but it is not clear whether the symptoms would have occurred even if the patients had taken the SSRIs alone.
Now, according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, second edition, MOH is defined as a headache on 15 or more days a month, with drug intake of ergots, triptans, or opioids for 10 or more days per month for a minimum of 3 months, or with use of analgesics for 15 or more days per month for a minimum of 3 months.