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digitoxin

Pronunciation: dij'i-tok'sin

Definition: A cardioactive glycoside obtained from the leaves of Digitalis purpurea; it is more completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract than is digitalis. Largely eliminated by hepatic metabolism.

Synonym(s): crystalline digitalin

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