When this prescription had produced a little ptyalism the mercurial was omitted and the squill and digitalis continued.
The digitalis, in pills, never occasioned the least sickness.
I accordingly sent her a pint mixture, made as under, of the fresh leaves of the digitalis.
He bled me, ordered me to keep my bed, and to continue the digitalis.
digitalis, when the cardiac tone is low and decompensation is present.
Contraction of this kind is specially to be seen in poisoning by digitalis.
It is often stated that the blood pressure is lowered as compensation returns and digitalis has exhibited its full action.
The saline diuretics and digitalis are most in favor with some.
I had all along felt a reluctance to prescribe the digitalis in this case, from a persuasion that it would not succeed.
I poured out a dose of digitalis, and, handing it to him, asked him to sit down.
1660s, Modern Latin translation of German fingerhut, the German name of "foxglove," literally "thimble." Named by Fuchs (1542), and so called for its shape. The medicine (originally extracted from the plant) is so called from 1799.
digitalis dig·i·tal·is (dĭj'ĭ-tāl'ĭs)
A plant of the genus Digitalis, which includes the foxgloves, several species of which are a source of cardioactive steroid glycosides used in the treatment of certain heart diseases.
A pharmaceutical prepared from the seeds and dried leaves of the purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, and prescribed as a cardiac stimulant in the treatment of congestive heart failure and other disorders of the heart.