Meaning of ouabain


Pronunciation: (wä-bä'in), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a glycoside occurring as a white, crystalline powder, CHO, obtained from the seeds of a shrub, Strophanthus gratus, or from the wood of trees of the genus Acokanthera, and used in medicine chiefly as a cardiac stimulant. Also called
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