noun Etymology: New Latin, from Leonhard Rauwolf died 1596 German botanist Date: 1752 1. any of a genus (Rauvolfia syn. Rauwolfia) of pantropical trees and shrubs of the dogbane family that yield medicinal alkaloids (as reserpine) 2. the dried root or an extract from the root of a rauwolfia (especially Rauvolfia serpentina of Asia) used chiefly in the treatment of hypertension

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  • rauwolfia — n. the dried root of the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina, which contains several alkaloids, including reserpine. Rauwolfia and its alkaloids lower blood pressure and depress activity of the central nervous system. They were formerly used as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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