digoxin

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1930s, contracted from digitoxin, from Digitalis lanata +‎ toxin.

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digoxin (countable and uncountable, plural digoxins)

  1. (biochemistry, pharmacology) A poisonous compound present in the foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and other plants. It is a steroid glycoside and is used in small doses as a cardiac stimulant.

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