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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: al′ser-ok′si-lon

Definition: A fat-soluble alkaloidal fraction extracted from the root of Rauwolfia serpentina, containing reserpine and other nonadrenolytic amorphous alkaloids; formerly used as a sedative for psychoses and mild hypertension, and as an adjunct to more potent hypotensive drugs.

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