deserpidine

deserpidine

[dih-sur-pi-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a purified alkaloid derived from rauwolfia, C 32 H 38 N 2 O 8 , used as an antihypertensive in mild cases of essential hypertension and also as a major tranquilizer for the symptomatic relief of agitated psychotic states.

Origin:
perhaps d(i)-1 + (r)eserp(ine) + -idine suffix of derivative compounds

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