Definition of Digitoxin

1. Noun. Digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia.

Definition of Digitoxin

1. Noun. (organic compound) A toxic cardiac glycoside, obtained from digitalis, related to cardenolide ¹

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Definition of Digitoxin

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Medical Definition of Digitoxin

1. A cardiac glycoside sometimes used in place of digoxin. It has a longer half-life than digoxin; toxic effects, which are similar to those of digoxin, are longer lasting. Pharmacological action: anti-arrhythmia agents, cardiotonic agent, enzyme inhibitors. Chemical name: Card-20(22)-enolide, 3-((O-2,6-dideoxy-beta-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1-4)-O-2,6-dideoxy-beta-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1-4)-2,6-dideoxy-beta-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl)oxy)-14-hydroxy-, (3beta,5beta)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digitoxin

digitized target
digitized targets
digitonin reaction
digitoxin (current term)
digitus annularis
digitus auricularis
digitus manus
digitus medius
digitus minimus
digitus pedis
digitus primus
digitus quintus

Literary usage of Digitoxin

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1. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"digitoxin does not give the colour-reaction of digitalin with strong ... digitoxin is not a glucoside. When warmed in alcoholic solution with dilute acids, ..."

2. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"digitoxin, C^H^O^ (according to H. Kiliani, C^H^O,,), is considered the ... On distilling the chloroform, the digitoxin is obtained as a yellow varnish. ..."

3. Experimental Pharmacology by Dennis Emerson Jackson (1917)
"Place digitoxin solution (five cubic centimeters equal one milligram) in one injecting burette and strophan- thin solution (five cubic centimeters equal one ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"1874, 3, 16) declared to consist very largely of a substance to which ho gave the name digitoxin, and as this substance was afterwards principally ..."

5. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"strophanthin and digitoxin. The greater toxicity of strophanthin could be due, at least in part, to more rapid absorption—a factor which might be very ..."

6. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"This liquid dissolved the remainder of the yellow or orange matter, and a little fat, leaving crude digitoxin, which is to be purified by recrystallization ..."

7. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1919)
"Conversely, Burridge (23) found that the presence of digitoxin increased the ... Cloetta and Fischer (24) gave 1 mg. of digitoxin to each of ten frogs; ..."

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