[ dih-sur-pi-deen ]

  1. 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.

Origin of deserpidine

Perhaps d(i)-1 + (r)eserp(ine) + -idine suffix of derivative compounds

Words Nearby deserpidine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024