strophanthin

/stroʊˈfænθən/ (say stroh'fanthuhn)

noun
a bitter, poisonous glycoside obtained from the ripe seeds of various species of Strophanthus, especially S. kombe, used in medicine as a cardiac stimulant.
{strophanth(us) + -in2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • strophanthin-G — strophanthin G; strophanthin g; …   English syllables

  • Strophanthin — Strophanthīn, kristallinisches, sehr bitter schmeckendes, in Wasser und Alkohol leicht lösliches, stickstofffreies Glykosid in Strophanthussamen (s. Strophanthus), Muskelgift, das namentlich die Kontraktilität des Herzmuskels steigert, regelt die …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • strophanthin — [strō fan′thin] n. [ModL Strophanthus, type genus < Gr strophos (see STROP) + anthos, flower (see ANTHO ) + IN1] a glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from a tropical plant (Strophanthus kombé) of the dogbane family, used as a heart… …   English World dictionary

  • Strophanthin — Die Neutralität dieses Artikels oder Abschnitts ist umstritten. Eine Begründung steht auf der Diskussionsseite. Strukturformel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strophanthin-G — noun see strophanthin …   Useful english dictionary

  • strophanthin-K — noun see strophanthin …   Useful english dictionary

  • strophanthin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Strophanthus, from Greek strophos twisted band (from strephein to twist) + anthos flower more at anthology Date: circa 1873 any of several glycosides (as ouabain) or mixtures of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strophanthin — Mixture of glycosides from Strophanthus kombe that has properties similar to digoxin and ouabain. See digitalis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • strophanthin — /stroh fan thin/, n. Pharm. a very poisonous, bitter glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of a strophanthus, esp. Strophanthus kombe, used as a cardiac stimulant. [1875 80; STROPHANTH(US) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • strophanthin — A glycoside or mixture of glycosides from Strophanthus kombé; a cardiac tonic, like ouabain (G s.); extremely toxic. * * * stro·phan·thin strō fan(t) thən n any of several glycosides (as ouabain) or mixtures of glycosides from African plants of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Strophanthin — Stroph|an|thin auch: Stro|phan|thin 〈n. 11; unz.〉 Glykosyd verschiedener Arten der Hundsgiftgewächse, das als Arzneimittel gegen Herzinsuffizienz verwendet wird; Sy Strophantidin [→ Strophanthus] * * * Stro|phan|thin [nlat. Strophanthus, eine… …   Universal-Lexikon

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