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digitoxin:

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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digitoxin

[‚dij·ə′täk·sən]
(organic chemistry)
C41H64O13 A poisonous steroid glycoside found as the most active principle of digitalis, from the foxglove leaf.
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Simultaneous determination of digoxin and digitoxin by micellar electrokinetic chromatography and application to drug formulations.
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Colfer prescribed the allegedly excessive amount of Digitoxin to the patient.
From this, researchers were able to develop the drugs digitoxin and digoxin that are now used to treat heart failure.
Clinical applications of pharmacokinetics and control theory: Planning, monitoring, and adjusting dosage regimens of aminoglycosides, lidocaine, digitoxin, and digoxin.
Think of foxglove, a toxic plant, source of digitoxin and a powerful heart drug.
Foxgloves Grown for heart drugs digitoxin and digoxin.
By the early 20th century, the active ingredients, digitoxin and digoxin were isolated, making standardized preparations readily available.
"Verleichende studein uber wirkungen eines Crataegus-extraktes, ven digitoxin, digoxin, und gstrophanthin am isolierten warmbluterherzen." Arzneimittlfor-schung Drug Res, 1962; 12:198.
Medications What They Do Generic name (sample brand names) Cardiovascular Medications Anti-Arrhythmia Medications: Improve the strength and digoxin (Lonoxicaps, Lanoxin) efficiency of the heart by digitoxin (Crystodigin) regulating heart rate.