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{n: genus Rauwolfia, genus Rauvolfia} pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees

{n: rauwolfia, rauvolfia} 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: rauwolfia} any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina

{n: reserpine, Raudixin, Rau-Sed, Sandril, Serpasil} antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)

{n: snakewood, Rauwolfia serpentina} East Indian climbing shrub with twisted limbs and roots resembling serpents


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