Definition of Digoxin

1. Noun. Digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully.

Exact synonyms: Lanoxin
Generic synonyms: Digitalin, Digitalis, Digitalis Glycoside
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Digoxin

1. Noun. A purified cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant, ''Digitalis lanata'', widely used in the treatment of heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Digoxin

1. a drug to improve heart function [n -S]

Medical Definition of Digoxin

1. A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone digoxigenin. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in atrial fibrillation and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. 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)-12,14-dihydroxy-, (3beta,5beta,12beta)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digoxin

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Literary usage of Digoxin

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"A digoxin test system is a device intended to measure digoxin, ... Measurements obtamed by this device are used in the diagnosis and treatment of digoxin ..."

2. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"The elimination of calcium reduced growth and viability of cultures but promoted digoxin formation. An increase of the MnSO4 concentration or the addition ..."

3. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"The team considered administration of prophylactic beta-blockers and digoxin® to reduce the incidence of postoperative rapid atrial fibrillation. ..."

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