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digoxin:

see digitalisdigitalis
, 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.
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digoxin

[dī′gäk·sən]
(organic chemistry)
C41H64O14 A crystalline steroid obtained from a foxglove leaf (Digitalis lanata); similar to digitalis in pharmacological effects.
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Lopes noted that both the current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology atrial fibrillation guidelines recommend digoxin for rate control in patients with AF, and neither set of guidelines contains any specific recommendation about serum monitoring.
Lopes noted that both the current American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology atrial fibrillation guidelines recommend digoxin for rate control in patients with AF, and neither set of guidelines contains any specific recommendation about serum monitoring.
Conclusion: Amiodarone was found to be as effective as digoxin in reverting atrial fibrillation and improving symptoms and none of the two drugs had greater benefit than the other.
That said, digoxin does have potentially serious adverse effects, including blurred vision, confusion, hallucinations, dizziness, fainting, and internal bleeding.
So the effect of juice of bulbs of Allium cepa was compared with digoxin solution in hypodynamic heart for comparison.
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The half-life of digoxin is 36 hours, increasing the risk of drug accumulation and toxicity (Kee et al.
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Three sets of protocols were used (1) addition of digoxin at a concentration of 1 mg/ml (2) exposure to sunlight of the experimental setup for 1 hour (3) exposure to low intensity electromagnetic field for 1 hour.
In an article published online June 14 in Molecular Pharmacology, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System reveal that digoxin, the active ingredient in digitalis, or the poisonous plant Foxglove, can enhance the body's own protective mechanism against high blood pressure and heart failure.
This patient was on three drugs which can slow the sinus node, and diltiazem and digoxin can also impair AV conduction.