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Meaning of deserpidine

de•ser•pi•dine

Pronunciation: (di-sûr'pi-dēn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a purified alkaloid derived from rauwolfia, CHNO, used as an antihypertensive in mild cases of essential hypertension and also as a major tranquilizer for the symptomatic relief of agitated psychotic states.
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