Paper Chromatographic and Biological Properties of Reserpine and Related Compounds

Abstract

LITTLE is known of the metabolism (in man and experimental animals) of the alkaloids of Rauwolfia serpentina. We are particularly interested in the reported antifertility effects of reserpine in rats1 and the mechanisms of sedative action2 of Rauwolfia serpentina alkaloids in schizophrenic patients. Reserpine is known3 to be hydrolysed in vivo to methyl… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/1761077b0

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