Medical Dictionary

bufagin

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noun bu·fa·gin \ˈbyü-fə-jən\

Medical Definition of bufagin

  1. :  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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