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ouabain

Pronunciation: wah-bin, wah'bah-in

Definition: A glycoside and African arrow poison from ouabaio, obtained from the wood of Acocanthera ouabaio or from the seeds of Strophanthus gratus; its action is qualitatively identical to that of strophanthus and the digitalis glycosides; used for rapid digitalization; often used in pharmacologic studies because of water solubility.

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