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#122799 - 02/12/04 08:31 PM rauwolfia  
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A spellingbee word:
[n] any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives
[n] any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina

I thought its value was doubtful.



#122800 - 05/16/04 03:09 PM Re: rauwolfia  
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...yet reserpine (Serpasil ) was a good antihypertensive medicine in its day...



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