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 (rĭ-sûr′pēn′, -pĭn, rĕs′ər-pĭn, -pēn′, rĕz′-)
A drug, C33H40N2O9, isolated from the roots of certain species of rauwolfia and used as an antihypertensive.

[German Reserpin, from shortening and alteration of New Latin Rauvolfia serpentīna, species of snakeroot : rauwolfia + Late Latin serpentīna, feminine of serpentīnus, serpentine; see serpentine.]


(Pharmacology) an insoluble alkaloid, extracted from the roots of the plant Rauwolfia serpentina, used medicinally to lower blood pressure and as a sedative and tranquillizer. Its main adverse effect is mental depression. Formula: C33H40N2O9
[C20: from German Reserpin, probably from the New Latin name of the plant]


(rəˈsɜr pɪn, -pin)

an alkaloid, C33H40N2O9, obtained from the root of the rauwolfia, Rauwolfia serpentina, used in the treatment of hypertension.
[1950–55; < German Reserpin=reserp- (probably irreg. < New Latin Rauwolfia serpentina (Rauwolfia rauwolfia + Late Latin serpentīna, feminine of serpentīnus serpentine1)) + German -in -ine2]
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Noun1.reserpine - antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
rauwolfia - any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina


n reserpina
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