from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several glycosides obtained chiefly from plant sources such as the foxglove, used medicinally to increase the force of contraction of heart muscle and to regulate heartbeats.
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- n. obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
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