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(Science: pharmacology) general term for pharmacologically active compounds from the foxglove (digitalis).

The active substances are the cardiac glycosides, digoxin, digitoxin, strophanthin and ouabain.

causes increased force of contraction of the heart, disturbance of rhythm and reduced beat frequency. Also causes arteriolar constriction, venous dilation, nausea and visual disturbances.

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Na/K ATP-ase Reversal

... students to realise that the Na/K pump is an enzyme with similar methods of function to others etc etc. For selective inhibition in vivo we use digitalis, which consists of digitoxine mostly. I hope this helps in any way. Regards

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by MrMistery
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Na/K ATP-ase Reversal
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