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; used in conjunction with other hypotensive agents in the management of essential hypertension and useful as a tranquilizer in psychotic states.

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re·ser·pine ri-'sər-.pēnalso 'res-ər-pən n an alkaloid C33H40N2O9 extracted esp. from the root of rauwolfias and used in the treatment of hypertension, mental disorders, and tensions states see RAUDIXIN, SANDRIL, SERPASIL

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re·ser·pine (rə-surґpēn) [USP] an alkaloid isolated from the root of Rauwolfia serpentina and other species of Rauwolfia; used as an antihypertensive, administered orally.

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