noun Pharmacology.

a cardiac glycoside of purified digitalis, C41H64O14, derived from the plant leaves of Digitalis lanata and widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

Nearby words

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  6. digram,
  7. digraph,
  8. digraphic,
  9. digress,
  10. digression

Origin of digoxin

First recorded in 1930; dig(italis) + (t)oxin

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British Dictionary definitions for digoxin



a glycoside extracted from the leaves of the woolly foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used in the treatment of heart failure. Formula: C 41 H 64 O 14
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Medicine definitions for digoxin




A cardioactive steroid glycoside with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.

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Science definitions for digoxin



A cardiac glycoside obtained from the leaves of a foxglove, Digitalis lanata, with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis. Chemical formula: C41H64O14.
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