cardiac glycoside

Definitions of cardiac glycoside
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n obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure

Synonyms:
cardiac glucoside
Types:
digitalin, digitalis, digitalis glycoside
a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
digitoxin
digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
Lanoxin, digoxin
digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
Type of:
steroid
any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects

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