digitalin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n digitalin a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n digitalin (Medicine, Pharmacy) Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the “French extract,” the “German extract,” etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties. Both Digitalis lanata and Digitalis purpurea have been used to prepare such extracts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n digitalin The substance or substances isolated from the leaves of Digtitalis purpurea as its active principle. There seem to be several different kinds, some crystalized and some amorphous, some soluble and some insoluble in water; and there is reason to think that each of these, even the cryatallized, consists of a mixture of several things. They all have properties similar in varying degrees to those of the crude drug. Also digitalia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Digitalin the active principles of digitalis
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. digitaline,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. digitus, a finger or toe, akin to Gr. daktylos.

Usage

In literature:

Contains the glucoside digitalin and other active principles.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Another plies him with lupuline, camphor, and digitaline.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
It is better to use digitalin, one one-hundredth of a grain hypodermically, if possible.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The tincture contains a fair proportion of both digitalin and digitoxin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Substances containing tannin render the digitalin inert.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
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