Definition of Strophanthus

1. Noun. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Strophanthus having whorled leaves and showy flowers of various colors in dense and corymbose clusters; some have poisonous seeds.

Group relationships: Genus Strophanthus
Specialized synonyms: Strophanthus Kombe
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Strophanthus

1. n. A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.

Definition of Strophanthus

1. Noun. Any of several African plants of the genus ''Strophanthus'', some of which yield arrow poisons ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strophanthus

strontitic
strontium
strontium-90
strontium 90
strontiums
strook
strooke
strooken
strookes
stroopwafel
stroopwafels
strop
strophanthidin
strophanthin
strophanthins
strophanthus (current term)
strophe
strophes
strophic
strophiole
strophioles
strophoid
strophoids
strophuli
strophulus
stropped
stropper
stroppers
stroppier
stroppiest

Literary usage of Strophanthus

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1. A Text-book of practical therapeutics: With Especial Reference to the by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"It has been claimed that strophanthus contains a local ... strophanthus may be used in all forms of cardiac disease to supplant digitalis, but it is not its ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1889)
"Tincture of strophanthus was prescribed in doses of five drops three times daily. ... Under the continued use of the strophanthus, and of tonics, ..."

3. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing: With by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1906)
"strophanthus. Source and Composition. strophanthus is the ripe seed, ... strophanthus acts primarily upon muscular tissue, by direct contact through the ..."

4. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"DIGITALIS WITH strophanthus IN CARDIAC DROPSY. From the Paris letter of the Medical Press and Circular, May 7, we copy the following combination, ..."

5. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1917)
"... 2 follicles or drupes; tropics; purgative, tonic, febrifuge, poisonous. Genera: 1. strophanthus. 2. Aspidosperma. Fio. 315. — Menyanthes trifoliata. ..."

6. Physicians' Manual of Therapeutics by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1901)
"Tincture strophanthus, BP 1898, 5 to 15 minims, administered cautiously. ... strophanthus and Iron (No. 753) ; dose, 1 to 2. strophanthus ",eed, 1-4 j»r. ..."

7. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"The genus strophanthus, which produces this drug, is chiefly African. ... Index Kewensis mentions seventeen species of strophanthus, Bentham and Hooker ..."

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