digitalis

General term for pharmacologically active compounds from the foxglove ( Digitalis ). The active substances are the cardiac glycosides, digoxin, digitoxin, strophanthin and ouabain. Causes increased force of contraction of the heart, disturbance of rhythm and reduced beat frequency. Also causes arteriolar constriction, venous dilation, nausea and visual disturbances. ...

Digitalis

Digoxin â€` a drug derived from the foxglove, whose botanical name is digitalis purpurea. Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation

digitalis

  1. a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
  2. any of several plants of the genus Digitalis

Digitalis

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Digitalis

(dij″ĭ-tal´is) a genus of herbs. D. lana´ta yields digoxin and lanatoside and D. purpu´rea, the purple foxglove, has leaves that are a source of digitalis.
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digitalis

(dij″ĭ-tal´is) dried leaf of Digitalis purpurea; a cardiac glycoside. All drugs prepared from this digitalis leaf are members of the same group and principles of administration are the same, although they vary according to speed of action and potency. Digitalis in its many forms is one of the most frequently ...
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digitalis

[n] - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
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Digitalis

• (n.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc. • (n.) A genus of plants including the foxglove.
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digitalis

<pharmacology> General term for pharmacologically active compounds from the foxglove (Digitalis). ... The active substances are the cardiac glycosides, digoxin, digitoxin, strophanthin and ouabain. ... Causes increased force of contraction of the heart, disturbance of rhythm and reduced beat frequency. Also causes arteriolar constriction, ven...
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digitalis

digitalis glycoside noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
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digitalis

(drug) Drug that increases the efficiency of the heart by strengthening its muscle contractions and slowing its rate. It is derived from the leaves of the common European woodland plant Digitalis purpurea (foxglove). It is purified to digoxin, digitoxin, and lanatoside C, wh...
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digitalis

(plant) Any of a group of plants belonging to the figwort family, which includes the foxgloves. (Genus Digitalis, family Scrophulariaceae.)
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Digitalis

Dig`i·ta'lis noun [ New Latin : confer French digitale . So named (according to Linnæus) from its finger-shaped corolla.] 1. (Botany) A genus of plants including the foxglove. 2. (Medicine) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove ( Digitalis purpurea ), used...
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digitalis

a drug prescribed for congestive heart failure
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Digitalis

A medicine made from the leaves of the foxglove plant. Digitalis is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) and heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).
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digitalis

A substance used to make drugs that are used to treat several heart conditions, including congestive heart failure. Digitalis is made from the dried leaves of Digitalis purpurea (common foxglove) plants. It is a type of cardiac glycoside.
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digitalis

digitalis (dij"ităl'is) , any of several chemically similar drugs used primarily to increase the force and rate of heart contractions, especially in damaged heart muscle. The effects of the drug were known as early as 1500 B.C.; it was later obtained from the foxglove plant, Digitalis ...
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Digitalis

Digitalis is a genus of plants of the natural order Scrophulariaceae, containing about twenty species of tall herbs, natives of Europe and Western Asia. The purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a common wild flower in Britain, and several species are grown in gardens. Various preparations from the foxglove receive this name, and are used in medi...
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digitalis

digitalis The dried leaf of Digitalis purpurea, the purple foxglove. The flower digitalis, long known as a heart stimulant, is so named bcause a human finger, or digit, fits snugly into one of its deep-throated bells.
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digitalis

drug obtained from the dried leaves of the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) and used in medicine to strengthen contractions of the heart muscle. ... [9 related articles]
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Digitalis

This group of perennials is commonly known as Foxglove. Some of these beautiful plants are found in the woods and near streams of central Europe and some are found in the woods, scrub, and rocky places in Turkey. These plants grow from 30 inches to 4 feet high with a spread of 1 foot. D. ferruginea forms rosettes of olive to medium-green, narrowly ...
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Digitalis

Type: Term Pronunciation: dij′i-tal′is, -ta′lis Definitions: 1. A genus of perennial flowering plants of the family Schrophulariaceae. Digitalis lanata, a European species, and Digitalis purpurea, purple foxglove, are the main sources of cardioactive steroid glycosides used in the treatment of certain heart diseases, especially co...
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