from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cardiac glycoside, C41H64O14, obtained from the leaves of a foxglove, Digitalis lanata, with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.
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- n. A purified cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant, Digitalis lanata, widely used in the treatment of heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a steroid glycoside, one of the cardiotonic chemical substances which is extracted from the foxglove. It is a white, crystalline substance (C41H64O14), and is a 3-substituted triglucoside of a steroid, related structurally to digitalin and digitoxin. It is used as a cardiotonic for treatment of certain heart conditions, such as congestive heart failure. Chemically it is (3β,5β,12β)-3-[(O-2,6-Dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1->4)-O-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1->4)-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-12,14-dihydroxy-card-20(22)-enolide. The related compounds digitalin and digoxin are also extracted from the foxglove (Digitalis lanata and Digitalis purpurea). The class of steroid glycosides having cardiotonic properties are refered to as the cardiac glycosides.
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- n. digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
The baby is sometimes "euthanized" with a drug medicine known as digoxin or digitalis.
Charles Cullen, the male nurse at these hospitals, usually using digoxin, which is a heart medication, just adding that to I.V. drips.
For example, grapefruit juice can reduce the absorption of the allergy medication fexofenadine (Allegra); digoxin, which is used to treat congestive heart failure; losartan (Cozaar), used to control blood pressure; and the anticancer drug vinblastine.
Drug therapy with a derivative of digitalis called digoxin Lanoxin will stimulate the contractile ability of the heart.
Heart drug may be harmful for people having dialysis drug called digoxin may increase the risk of an early death for some people with kidney disease, reports a new study.
Doctors 'first step is to slow down the heartbeat, usually with drugs such as digoxin, which President Bush is reportedly taking.
Should a patient sit back and die of heart failure rather than risk an ADE from digoxin?
The same authors had previously identified similar risks with a fifth drug, digoxin.
Before you take a PPI, tell your doctor if you have ever had low magnesium levels or if you take the heart failure drug digoxin or high blood pressure medications called diuretics, both of which can cause low magnesium.
Half of our medications, from digoxin for the heart, to taxol for cancer, come from the plant kingdom.