Pharmacological Action of Rauwolscine

  title={Pharmacological Action of Rauwolscine},
  author={Jai D. Kohli and N. N. De},
RAUWOLSCINE (kindly supplied by Mrs. A. Chatterjee, University College of Science and Technology, Calcutta), an alkaloid of Rauwolfia canescens Linn.1, has been found to be a potent adrenolytic compound2,3. It has further been shown to be α-yohimbine4. Yohimbine is an adrenergic blocking alkaloid; but it produces certain other effects, such as stimulation of the central nervous system, local anæsthesia and vague aphrodisiac activity5, which have precluded its use in clinical practice. No… 
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