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  • n  antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)

  • From California's Modesto State Hospital came enthusiastic reports of success in using reserpine (PTI, June 21) to calm down the most disturbed patients in the back wards, and .
  • After reserpine, and with no more help from the psychiatrists than she had always had, the woman went home on a maintenance dose of one reserpine pill a day.
  • Both chlorpromazine and reserpine have marked and undesirable side effects which make them potentially dangerous in the haphazard use which some general practitioners and office .

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