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A cardiac glycoside, C41H64O14, obtained from the leaves of a foxglove, Digitalis lanata, with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.

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(Pharmacology) a glycoside extracted from the leaves of the woolly foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used in the treatment of heart failure. Formula: C41H64O14
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(dɪdʒˈɒk sɪn)

a glycoside of purified digitalis, relatively mild in action and widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
[1930; dig (italis) + (t) oxin]
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Noun1.digoxin - digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
digitalin, digitalis, digitalis glycoside - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
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n. digoxina, un derivado de digitalis que se emplea en el tratamiento de arritmias cardíacas.
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n digoxina
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Singh: If you have to initiate digoxin, you have to follow the serum levels more closely than we ever have before.
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Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside used as an inotrope in heart failure [1].
Objective: To compare the efficacy of amiodarone and digoxin for patients who underwent valve-related cardiac surgery and had atrial fibrillation in the first 72 hours post-operatively.
A review of previous research on digoxin, which is used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation, suggests the drug may raise the risk of premature death.
I take digoxin for atrial fibrillation, and a friend told me she recently saw an article saying that it's a very dangerous drug.
It is highly toxic - the original source for the heart medicine digoxin - so keep children and animals away.
Individuals who take the drug digoxin to treat the irregular and often rapid heartbeat associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib) may be at greater risk of death than individuals who take other medications for the condition, a new study suggests.
Opie suggests that digoxin, for the indication of HF, would not be passed by regulatory agencies on the basis of present data.
Methods: The inhibitory effects of tanshinones on P-gp function were compared using digoxin bidirectional transport assay in Caco-2 cells.
digoxin) used in CHF have narrow therapeutic index and cause many serious cardiac side effects.
Digoxin (Lanoxin[R]) is the only cardiac glycoside approved for use in the U.S.