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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An ester alkaloid isolated from the root of certain species of Rauwolfia; it decreases the 5-hydroxytryptamine and catecholamine concentrations in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues; formerly used in conjunction with other agents in the management of essential hypertension and as a tranquilizer in psychotic states.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
reserpine(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.
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reserpineTherapeutics A Rauwolfia–derived alkaloid that ↑ CNS 5-HT and catecholamine concentrations, used for HTN, mild anxiety
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An ester alkaloid isolated from certain species of Rauwolfia; decreases 5-hydroxytryptamine and catecholamine concentrations in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
reserpineA RAUWOLFIA alkaloid that decreases the concentration of the neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine in the nervous system and has a sedative, ANTIHYPERTENSIVE and tranquillizing effect. The drug is on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
reserpinean alkaloid extracted from a species ofRauwolfia, that is used as a sedative and as an antihypersensitive agent to reduce hypertension.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
A drug prescribed for high blood pressure.
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