digitalis

Definitions of digitalis
1

n any of several plants of the genus Digitalis

Synonyms:
foxglove
Types:
Digitalis purpurea, common foxglove, fairy bell, finger-flower, finger-root, fingerflower, fingerroot
tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock
Digitalis lutea, straw foxglove, yellow foxglove
European yellow-flowered foxglove
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove

Synonyms:
digitalin, digitalis glycoside
Types:
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:
cardiac glucoside, cardiac glycoside
obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure

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