Meaning of reserpine

res•er•pine

Pronunciation: (res'ur-pin, -pēn", ru-sûr'pin, -pēn), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from the root of the rauwolfia, Rauwolfia serpentina, used in the treatment of hypertension.
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