Definition of Cardiac glycoside

1. Noun. Obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure.

Exact synonyms: Cardiac Glucoside
Generic synonyms: Steroid
Specialized synonyms: Digitalin, Digitalis, Digitalis Glycoside

Medical Definition of Cardiac glycoside

1. Drugs that specifically block the Na/K pump particularly of heart muscle. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiac Glycoside

cardiac decompression
cardiac depressor reflex
cardiac diuretic
cardiac dropsy
cardiac dyspnea
cardiac dysrhythmia
cardiac enlargement
cardiac enzyme
cardiac failure
cardiac fibrous skeleton
cardiac ganglia
cardiac gating
cardiac gland
cardiac glands of oesophagus
cardiac glucoside
cardiac glycoside (current term)
cardiac glycosides
cardiac haemoptysis
cardiac heterotaxia
cardiac histiocyte
cardiac hormone
cardiac impression of liver
cardiac impression of lung
cardiac impulse
cardiac incompetence
cardiac index
cardiac infarction
cardiac insufficiency
cardiac jelly
cardiac liver

Literary usage of Cardiac glycoside

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1. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Treatment of life-threatening acute cardiac glycoside intoxication manifested by conduction disorders, ectopie ventricular activity and (in some cases) ..."

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