Origin of digitalis
Examples from the Web for digitalis
Historical Examples of digitalis
He was directed to take the decoction of Digitalis night and morning.
The Digitalis, in pills, never occasioned the least sickness.
He bled me, ordered me to keep my bed, and to continue the digitalis.My Ten Years' Imprisonment
This difficulty of breathing is cured or relieved by the exhibition of digitalis.
Is it ever cured by making the patient sick by tincture of digitalis?
- a drug prepared from the dried leaves or seeds of the foxglove: a mixture of glycosides used medicinally to treat heart failure and some abnormal heart rhythms
- any cardiac glycoside, whatever its origin
Word Origin for digitalis
1660s, Modern Latin translation of German fingerhut, the German name of "foxglove," literally "thimble." Named by Fuchs (1542), and so called for its shape. The medicine (originally extracted from the plant) is so called from 1799.