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reserpine

noun re·ser·pine \ri-ˈsər-ˌpēn, -pən\

Definition of RESERPINE

:  an alkaloid C33H40N2O9 extracted especially from the root of rauwolfias and used as a tranquilizer especially in psychotic states (as schizophrenia) and as an antihypertensive

Origin of RESERPINE

German Reserpin, probably irregular from New Latin Rauwolfia serpentina, a species of rauwolfia
First Known Use: 1952
Medical Dictionary

reserpine

noun re·ser·pine \ri-ˈsər-ˌpēn also ˈres-ər-pən\

Medical Definition of RESERPINE

:  an alkaloid C33H40N2O9 extracted especially from the root of rauwolfias and used in the treatment of hypertension, mental disorders, and tensions states—see raudixin, sandril, serpasil

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