Strophanthin

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strophanthin

[strə′fan·thən]
(pharmacology)
A glycoside or mixture of glycosides extracted from the plant Strophanthus kombe; used as a cardioactive drug in the treatment of various heart ailments.

Strophanthin

 

a cardiovascular agent and glycoside obtained from the seeds of the Strophanthus. Strophanthin is used in solutions and usually injected intravenously in cases of heart failure.