scillaren A

scil·la·ren A

a crystalline steroidal glycoside (Scilla maritima), present in squill, which can be hydrolyzed to glucose and proscillaridin A; the latter can be hydrolyzed to rhamnose and the steroid aglycone scillaridin A; has the same actions and uses as digitalis glycosides.
Synonym(s): transvaalin

scillaren A

A crystalline steroidal glycoside present in squill or sea onion (Urginea (Scilla) maritima), which can be hydrolysed to glucose and proscillaridin A; the latter can be hydrolysed to rhamnose and the steroid aglycone scillaridin A, which has the same actions and uses as digitalis glycosides/cardiotonics.