cardiac glucoside


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to cardiac glucoside: digoxin, digitalis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardiac glucoside - obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
steroid - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
digitalin, digitalis, digitalis glycoside - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove