deserpidine


deserpidine
/di serr"pi deen'/, n. Pharm.
a purified alkaloid derived from rauwolfia, C32H38N2O8, used as an antihypertensive in mild cases of essential hypertension and also as a major tranquilizer for the symptomatic relief of agitated psychotic states.
[perh. D(I)-1 + (R)ESERP(INE) + -idine suffix of derivative compounds]

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