deserpidine

[ dih-sur-pi-deen ]
/ dɪˈsɜr pɪˌdin /

noun Pharmacology.

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.

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Origin of deserpidine

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