a cardiac glycoside – a drug extracted from digitalis – that increases the force of heart muscle contraction and decreases heart rate. It is used in the treatment of heart failure and in supraventricular tachycardia (especially to control atrial fibrillation). Digoxin is administered by mouth or injection; possible side-effects include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and abnormal heart activity. Digitoxin is a related drug with similar effects.
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  • digoxin — di*gox in, n. (Chem.) a steroid glycoside, one of the cardiotonic chemical substances which is extracted from the foxglove. It is a white, crystalline substance ({C41H64O14}), and is a 3 substituted triglucoside of a steroid, related structurally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digoxin — [dij äks′ən] n. a white, crystalline, purified form of digitalis, C41H64O14, used to improve the heart s pumping action …   English World dictionary

  • Digoxin — Not to be confused with Dioxin. Digoxin Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 [(3S,5R,8R,9S,10S,12R,13S,14S) 3 [(2S,4S,5R,6R) 5 [(2S,4S,5R,6R) 5 [(2S,4S,5R,6R) 4,5 dihydroxy 6 methyl oxan 2 yl]oxy 4 hydroxy 6 methyl oxan 2 yl …   Wikipedia

  • Digoxin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Digoxin Summenformel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • digoxin — A cardioactive steroid glycoside obtained from Digitalis lanata. Largely eliminated by the kidneys. * * * di·gox·in dij äk sən, dig n a poisonous cardiotonic glycoside C41H64O14 obtained from the leaves of a foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used… …   Medical dictionary

  • digoxin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dig (from New Latin Digitalis) + toxin Date: circa 1930 a poisonous cardiotonic steroid C41H64O14 obtained from a foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used especially to treat atrial fibrillation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • digoxin — /dij ok sin/, n. Pharm. a cardiac glycoside of purified digitalis, C41H64O14, derived from the plant leaves of Digitalis lanata and widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure. [1930; DIG(ITALIS) + (T)OXIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • digoxin — noun A purified cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant, Digitalis lanata, widely used in the treatment of heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. Syn: digitalis …   Wiktionary

  • Digoxin — Di|go|xin [zu ↑ Digitoxin], das; s: ein gegen Herzinsuffizienz eingesetztes ↑ Digitalis Glykosid …   Universal-Lexikon

  • digoxin — [dɪ dʒɒksɪn] noun Chemistry a poisonous compound present in the foxglove and other plants, used to treat irregularities of heart rhythm. Origin 1930s: contr. of digitoxin …   English new terms dictionary

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