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Digitoxin

Introduction: Digitoxin

Description of Digitoxin

Digitoxin: A lipid soluble cardiac glycoside that inhibits the plasma membrane sodium potassium ATPase, leading to increased intracellular sodium and calcium levels and decreased intracellular potassium levels. In studies increased intracellular calcium precedes cell death and decreased intracellular potassium increase caspase activation and DNA fragmentation, causing apoptosis and inhibition of cancer cell growth. (NCI)
Source: Diseases Database

Digitoxin: A cardiac glycoside sometimes used in place of DIGOXIN. It has a longer half-life than digoxin; toxic effects, which are similar to those of digoxin, are longer lasting. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p665).
Source: MeSH 2007

Digitoxin: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Digitoxin

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for Digitoxin

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Digitoxin

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