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reserpine

 [res´er-pēn]
a rauwolfia alkaloid, administered orally and intramuscularly as an antihypertensive agent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·ser·pine

(rē-sĕr'pēn, -pin),
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.
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reserpine

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

Therapeutics 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.

re·ser·pine

(rē-sĕr'pēn)
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

reserpine

A 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

reserpine

an 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

Reserpine (Serpasil)

A drug prescribed for high blood pressure.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The administration of reserpine significantly (P=0.03) decreased the brain TAC level compared with that of the control group.
tetraphylla contains a number of bioactive phytochemicals (alkaloids) like reserpine in roots, yohimbine in the leaves (Kumar et al., 2011).
The result of expression study was found to be comparable with positive control reserpine (Fig.
First, the patient had used reserpine (which depletes monoamines and is often a cause of depression) as a treatment for hypertension for several years prior to admission.
It then discusses the chemical composition, pharmacology, and mechanism of action of reserpine and rauwolfia.
vomitoria include rauwolfine, reserpine, rescinnamine, serpentine, ajmaline serpentinine, steroid-serposterol and saponin (8).
Reserpine, hexadecyltrimethyl-ammonium bromide (HTAB), and o-dianisidinedihydrochloride were purchased from Sigma Chemical Co.
For example, reserpine, one kind of indole alkaloids, which has antihypertensive effect, is produced by the plants of the genus Rauvolfia (Apocynaceae) [21].
Certain drugs have also been implicated as etiological agents, for example, rutoside, reserpine, methyldopa, and amiloride [6].
Formation of apical pseudopods by thyroid follicular cells: induction by thyrotropin and 5-hydroxytryptamines; antagonism by reserpine. The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, v.
These medications include various antipsychotics, such as those described in this article, as well as metoclopramide, domperidone, cisapride, [alpha]-methyldopa, reserpine, verapamil, estrogens, ramelteon, opiates, and cocaine.