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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bū′fă-jinz, bū′fă-jen-inz

Definition: A group of steroids (bufanolides) in the venom of a family of toads (Bufonidae) having a digitalislike action on the heart; cardiac glycosides having a six-membered lactone.

Synonym(s): bufogenins

See Also: bufotoxins

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