Digitalin and digitoxin are par excellence the poisonous principles of the plant.
The benzene dissolves digitalein, and the chloroform, digitalin and digitoxin.
An instructive case of poisoning by digitoxin occurred in the person of Dr. Koppe, in the course of some experiments on the drug.
The most powerful is digitoxin C34H54O11, an extremely poisonous and cumulative drug, insoluble in water.
The tincture contains a fair proportion of both digitalin and digitoxin.
digitoxin dig·i·tox·in (dĭj'ĭ-tŏk'sĭn)
A secondary cardioactive glycoside that is derived from and similar in effect to digitalis but that is more completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.