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digoxin

[ dij-ok-sin ]
/ dɪdʒˈɒk sɪn /
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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.
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Origin of digoxin

First recorded in 1930; dig(italis) + (t)oxin
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British Dictionary definitions for digoxin

digoxin
/ (daɪˈdʒɒksɪn) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for digoxin

digoxin
[ dĭj-ŏksĭn ]

n.
A cardioactive steroid glycoside with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.
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Scientific definitions for digoxin

digoxin
[ dĭj-ŏksĭn ]

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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