digitalis glycoside


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Noun1.digitalis glycoside - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglovedigitalis glycoside - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
digitoxin - digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
digoxin, Lanoxin - digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
cardiac glucoside, cardiac glycoside - obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
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Digoxin is a digitalis glycoside used to treat congestive heart failure and to control the heart rate in atrial fibrillation.
Some other causes of sinus bradycardia can be associated with intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothermia, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as digitalis glycosides, beta-blockers, calcium channel-blockers, and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis, diphtheria, or rheumatic fever), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure to toluene, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), or other toxins [1-4].
There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.