Digoxin - Definition

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Definition


Digoxin is a medication used to facilitate myocardial (heart muscle) contractions, to reduce the pulse rate and control the access of tachycardia by diminishing nerve conductibility in the heart. It is thus most often used to treat cardiac deficiencies and auricular fibrillations. It permits a dramatic improvement of symptoms. It must nevertheless be administered with caution, as an overdose may lead to death through cardiac arrest.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM by Jeff.
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