digoxin


di·gox·in

noun \di-ˈjäk-sən, -ˈgäk-\

Definition of DIGOXIN

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

Origin of DIGOXIN

International Scientific Vocabulary dig- (from New Latin Digitalis) + toxin
First Known Use: circa 1930

di·gox·in

noun \dij-ˈäk-sən, dig-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIGOXIN

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

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