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

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al·ser·ox·y·lon .al-sə-'räk-sə-.län n a complex extract from a rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) of the Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, and Java that has a physiological action resembling but milder than that of reserpine

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al·ser·ox·y·lon (al″sər-okґsə-lon) a purified extract of Rauwolfia serpentina, containing reserpine and other amorphous alkaloids; used orally as an antihypertensive.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • rescinnamine — 3,4,5 Trimethoxycinnamic acid ester of methyl reserpate; a purified ester alkaloid of the alseroxylon fraction of species of Rauwolfia; chemically and pharmacologically related to reserpine, with similar uses. * * * res·cin·na·mine re sin ə .mēn …   Medical dictionary

  • Rauwiloid — Rau·wi·loid (rouґwĭ loid) trademark for preparations of alseroxylon …   Medical dictionary

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