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Divasidum

  • Kun Hu
  • Li-Da Du
  • Yang LuEmail author
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Abstract

Divasidum is a cardiac glycoside compound found in the seeds of Apocynaceae plant Strophanthus divaricatus. In China, divasidum has been developed into injection for the treatment of heart failure. The current clinical application of the divasidum preparation is divasidum injection, which is a mixture of divasidum and divostroside. The cardiotonic action of divasidum is similar to strophanthidin. Another study shows that divasidum has a diuretic effect and sedative effect, and it is similar to strophanthin K.

Keywords

Divasidum Cardiac glycoside Anti-heart failure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Polymorphic Drugs, Research Center of Polymorphic Drugs, Institute of Materia MedicaChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Biomedical SciencesChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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