Definition of digitoxin in US English:



  • A compound with similar properties to digoxin and found with it in the foxglove and similar plants.

    • ‘A less toxic but similar compound, digoxin from another species of foxgloves, replaced digitoxin and is still preferred by many physicians for relieving the condition.’
    • ‘Digitalis purpurea became known as digitoxin and later, digoxin was marketed.’
    • ‘In the absence of atrial fibrillation the use of digoxin and digitoxin has been more controversial and until recently it was evaluated in randomised controlled trials with major methodological flaws.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the whole-leaf preparations, digitoxin, or digoxin may each be considered as a satisfactory product for the initiation and maintenance of digitalization.’
    • ‘Some are used as pure compounds from the traditional medicinal plants, such as atropine, morphine, quinine & digitoxin and other modifications of such compounds, such as aspirin and local anesthetics.’