Usage examples for ergot

  1. There were those who solaced themselves with rye coffee and sorghum molasses regardless of ergot and acid, but nobler souls would not be untrue to their gastronomic ideal. – The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 by Basil L. Gildersleeve
  2. Cattle seem to be more susceptible than other animals to the influence of ergot, possibly on account of the slowness of the heart's action. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  3. Ergot used to be popular, but such physiological action as it exerts, so far as we know the drug, would seem to be likely to do as much harm as good. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. The effect of the protracted use of ergot in the feed is pretty well understood to be that of producing a degeneration and obstruction of the smaller arterial branches. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  5. Mould and ergot were prevalent among plants, and flukes producing liver- rot among live stock, especially sheep. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  6. Ergot attacks wheat and rice as well as rye, but not to such an extent as to have any important influence upon the crop. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  7. For instance, it is well known that not only rye and wheat, but also many of the grasses, are liable to infection from a peculiar form of fungus called " ergot." – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  8. Ergot of the grasses will not always develop under these conditions, but perseverance may ultimately ensure success. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  9. According to others, it is by the presence of a few grains of ergot in the bread, that the people of Tuscany lose their limbs in gangrene. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  10. Occasionally there would be an outbreak of a nervous disorder due to the ergot fungus growing in the rye used for bread. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  11. Some of the most prominent of these bodies excreted by fungi are, as we have seen, poisonous acids, such as oxalic acid, enzymes, and organic poisons, such as those in ergot. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  12. One of them, Oliver Prescott, a brother of the Revolutionary warrior, who had been bred as a physician, made some elaborate researches on the subject of that curious drug, ergot, and embodied his results in a paper of such value as to attract the notice of the profession in Europe. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  13. 2. At the Upper Extremity of the First Phalanx branches for the supply of the surrounding tissues, and for the tissues of the ergot. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  14. There is no evidence to show that ergot, savin, bitter- apple, pennyroyal, or any other drug administered internally, will cause a woman to abort, except when taken in such large doses that actual poisoning results, with inflammation of the contents of the true pelvis. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  15. They should remember also that whenever they take such a well- known drug as ergot for the control of bleeding, or make use of many other apparently simple measures, they are unconsciously rendering tribute to this type of investigation. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  16. Several constituents of ergot have been extracted, and these have been shown to possess different physiological effects. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  17. Ergot is a fungus which may affect any member of the grass family. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  18. One of the first effects of Ergot Poison in pregnant cattle is abortion, due to the blood supply to the womb being shut off by its contracting effect on the arteries. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek