digoxin

noun di·gox·in \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of digoxin

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


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digoxin

noun di·gox·in \ dij-ˈäk-sən , dig- \

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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