noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from French ouabaïo, an African tree, from Somali waabayyo arrow poison Date: 1893 a poisonous glycoside C29H44O12 obtained from several African shrubs or trees (genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera) of the dogbane family and used medically like digitalis and in Africa as an arrow poison

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  • Ouabain — Systematic (IUPAC) name 1β,3β,5β,11α,14,19 Hexahydroxycard 20(22) enolide 3 (6 deoxy α L mannopyranoside) OR 4 [(1R,3S,5S,8R,9S,10R,11R,13R,14S,17R) 1,5,11,14 tetrahydroxy 10 (hydroxymethyl) 13 methyl 3 ((2R …   Wikipedia

  • Ouabaïn — Ouabaïn, s. Acocanthera …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ouabain —   [uaba iːn, französisch afrikanisch] das, s, ein Glykosid, Strophanthine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ouabain — [wä bā′in] n. [Fr ouabaine < ouabaio, name of an African tree, source of the substance (< Somali waabayyo, arrow poison) + INE3] a poisonous glycoside, C29H44O12·8H2O, made chiefly from the seeds of an African plant ( Strophanthus gratus)… …   English World dictionary

  • Ouabain — Die Neutralität dieses Artikels oder Abschnitts ist umstritten. Eine Begründung steht auf der Diskussionsseite. Strukturformel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ouabain — (= Strophanthin G) A plant alkaloid from Strophantus gratus, that specifically binds to and inhibits the sodium potassium ATPase. Related to digitalis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ouabain — /wah bah in/, n. Pharm. a glycoside occurring as a white, crystalline powder, C29H44O12, obtained from the seeds of a shrub, Strophanthus gratus, or from the wood of trees of the genus Acokanthera, and used in medicine chiefly as a cardiac… …   Universalium

  • ouabain — noun g strophanthin, a poisonous cardiac glycoside …   Wiktionary

  • ouabain — 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • ouabain — wɑː bɑːɪn n. toxic substance that is extracted from an African tree and is used to stimulate the heart (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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