Pronunciation: (dih-JOK-sin)

A drug used to treat irregular heartbeat and some types of heart failure. It is also being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Digoxin helps the heart work normally by controlling the amount of calcium that goes into the heart muscle. It also may kill cancer cells and make them more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of cardiac glycoside. Also called Lanoxin.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2008-03-31 Date last modified: 2008-04-08