- a very poisonous, bitter glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of a strophanthus, especially Strophanthus kombe, used as a cardiac stimulant.
Origin of strophanthin
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Examples from the Web for strophanthin
The ordinary medicinal dose of strophanthin is one five-hundredth of a grain.The Mystery of 31 New Inn
R. Austin Freeman
Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, add the strophanthin, and permit the alcohol to evaporate.Candy Medication
Strophanthin is the name given to three different compounds, two obtained from Strophanthus Kombe and one from S. hispidus.
- a toxic glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the ripe seeds of certain species of strophanthus: used as a cardiac stimulant
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