gitogenin


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gitogenin

[jə′täj·ə·nən]
(pharmacology)
C27H44O4 A crystalline compound obtained from gitonin by heating with dilute hydrochloric acid, forms leaflets from benzene solutions, soluble in organic solvents such as chloroform, hot alcohol, and ether; used in medicine for treating coronary disease.
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Seeds of Trigonella foenum graecum L contain tannic acid, fixed and vegetable oils, diosgenin, trigonelline, trigocoumarin, trigomethyl coumarin, steroidal saponin such as gitogenin and traces of trigogenin and vitamin A (Jayaweera 1981).