ouabain(redirected from G-strophanthin)
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A glycoside and African arrow poison from ouabaio, obtained from the wood of Acocanthera ouabaio or from the seeds of Strophanthus gratus; its action is qualitatively identical to that of strophanthus and the digitalis glycosides; used for rapid digitalization; often used in pharmacologic studies because of water solubility.
A white poisonous glycoside, C29H44O12, extracted from the seeds of certain African trees of the genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera, that is used as a dart poison in some parts of Africa and has been used to treat congestive heart failure.
A glycoside prepared from Strophanthus gratus. Its action is similar to that of digitalis.