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[dih-sur-pi-deen] /dɪˈsɜr pɪˌdin/
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 of deserpidine
perhaps d(i)-1 + (r)eserp(ine) + -idine suffix of derivative compounds Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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