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Meaning of strophanthin

stro•phan•thin

Pronunciation: (strō-fan'thin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. 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.
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