gitalin

gitalin

[jit-uh-lin, ji-tey-, ji-tal-in]
noun Pharmacology.
a mixture of glycosides from Digitalis purpurea, used chiefly in the management of congestive heart failure.

Origin:
(di)gital(is) + -in1

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gitalin git·a·lin (jĭt'l-ĭn, jĭ-tā'lĭn, -tāl'ĭn)
n.

  1. A crystalline glycoside obtained from digitalis.

  2. An amorphous mixture of the glycosides obtained from digitalis.

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