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digoxin

[dij-ok-sin] /dɪdʒˈɒk sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a cardiac glycoside of purified digitalis, C 41 H 64 O 14 , derived from the plant leaves of Digitalis lanata and widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Origin
1930
1930; dig(italis) + (t)oxin
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  • The digoxin test checks to see how much of the medication digoxin you have in your blood.
  • digoxin, calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers may be used with caution in patients with atrial fibrillation.
British Dictionary definitions for digoxin

digoxin

/daɪˈdʒɒksɪn/
noun
1.
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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digoxin in Medicine

digoxin dig·ox·in (dĭj-ŏk'sĭn)
n.
A cardioactive steroid glycoside with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.

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digoxin
  (dĭj-ŏk'sĭn)   
A cardiac glycoside obtained from the leaves of a foxglove, Digitalis lanata, with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis. Chemical formula: C41H64O14.
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