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Digitalis is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Digitalis

Digitalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Digitalis in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "On bromide of ammonium (•) i. three times a day) [IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT, THE "•)" WAS REPRESENTED AS ONE SYMBOL, A SEMICIRCLE OPENED TO THE LEFT WHICH INSCRIBED A DOT.], the fits ceased for several months, and the lad discontinued attendance, but returned in consequence of a recurrence. On the same treatment, and on bromide and belladonna, the attacks continued very frequent, and although they were lessened by bromide and digitalis, they did not cease until oxide of zinc was substituted for the digitalis, the dose of bromide remaining the same. The attacks then at once ceased, and when he had had no attack for eleven months, quinine was substituted for the bromide and zinc. He has now taken this for three months without any relapse."
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Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885. p. 227.


Synonymns for Digitalis

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Digitalis

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Digitalis in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Kalyan B Bhattacharyya, Saurabh Rai
The neuropsychiatric ailment of Vincent Van Gogh.
Ann Indian Acad Neurol: 2014, 18(1);6-9
[PubMed:25745302] [] [DOI] (P p)

Joanna Ciszewska, Andrzej Ciszewski
Vincent van Gogh and digitalis.
Pol. Arch. Med. Wewn.: 2013, 123(9);500-1
[PubMed:24084252] (I p)

A Aperia
New roles for an old enzyme: Na,K-ATPase emerges as an interesting drug target.
J. Intern. Med.: 2007, 261(1);44-52
[PubMed:17222167] [] [DOI] (P p)

Y Kesim, C Marangoz, M Ayyildiz, N Tasçi, E Agar, H Sahinoglu
The effects of the purinergic system on digitalis-induced epileptiform activity.
J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol: 1994, 5(2);167-78
[PubMed:8736047] [] [DOI] (P p)

C M Lathers, P L Schraeder
Review of autonomic dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, and epileptogenic activity.
J Clin Pharmacol: 1987, 27(5);346-56
[PubMed:3320103] [] [DOI] (P p)



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