Pronunciation: dij'i-tal'is, -ta'lis
A genus of perennial flowering plants of the family Schrophulariaceae. Digitalis lanata, a European species, and Digitalis purpurea, purple foxglove, are the main sources of cardioactive steroid glycosides used in the treatment of certain heart diseases, especially congestive heart failure; also used to treat tachyarrhythmias of atrial origin.
[L. digitalis, relating to the fingers; in allusion to the fingerlike flowers]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.