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digoxin

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noun di·gox·in \di-ˈjäk-sən, -ˈgäk-\

Definition of digoxin

  1. :  a poisonous cardiotonic steroid C41H64O14 obtained from a foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used especially to treat atrial fibrillation



Origin and Etymology of digoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary dig- (from New Latin Digitalis) + toxin


First Known Use: circa 1930


Medical Dictionary

digoxin

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noun di·gox·in \dij-ˈäk-sən, dig-\

Medical Definition of digoxin

  1. :  a poisonous cardiotonic glycoside C41H64O14 obtained from the leaves of a foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used similarly to digitalis—see digitek, lanoxin




Learn More about digoxin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of digoxin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about digoxin


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