ouabain definition

  • noun:
    • A white toxic glycoside, C29H44O12,extracted through the seeds for the African woods Strophanthus gratus and Acokanthera ouabaio, that is used as a heart stimulant and by some African individuals as a dart poison.
    • g-strophanthin, a poisonous cardiac glycoside.
    • A glucoside which is out there within the root and wood of ouabaio (wabaio), Acokanthera ouabaio, from where is prepared the arrow-poison of this Somalis regarding the east shore of Africa.

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