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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.
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.
reserpineTherapeutics A Rauwolfia–derived alkaloid that ↑ CNS 5-HT and catecholamine concentrations, used for HTN, mild anxiety
An ester alkaloid isolated from certain species of Rauwolfia; decreases 5-hydroxytryptamine and catecholamine concentrations in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues.
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.
reserpinean alkaloid extracted from a species ofRauwolfia, that is used as a sedative and as an antihypersensitive agent to reduce hypertension.
A drug prescribed for high blood pressure.
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