Definitions for ouabainwɑˈbɑ ɪn

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  1. ouabain(Noun)

    g-strophanthin, a poisonous cardiac glycoside.

  2. Origin: Through from Somali waabaayo, "arrow poison".


  1. Ouabain

    Ouabain which is also named g-strophanthin, is a poisonous cardiac glycoside.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ouabain

    A cardioactive glycoside consisting of rhamnose and ouabagenin, obtained from the seeds of Strophanthus gratus and other plants of the Apocynaceae; used like DIGITALIS. It is commonly used in cell biological studies as an inhibitor of the NA(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE.

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