bufagin

noun

bu·​fa·​gin ˈbyü-fə-jən How to pronounce bufagin (audio)
: a toxic steroid C24H34O5 obtained from the poisonous secretion of a skin gland on the back of the neck of a large toad (Bufo marinus) that resembles digitalis in physiological activity
also : any of several similar substances from secretions of other toads compare bufotoxin

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“Bufagin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bufagin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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