- 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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- 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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- A cardioactive steroid glycoside with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.
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- 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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