[jit-uh-lin, ji-tey-, ji-tal-in]
- a mixture of glycosides from Digitalis purpurea, used chiefly in the management of congestive heart failure.
Origin of gitalin
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gitalin(jĭt′l-ĭn, jĭ-tā′lĭn, -tăl′ĭn)
- A crystalline glycoside obtained from digitalis.
- An amorphous mixture of the glycosides obtained from digitalis.
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