In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Digitalis, a drug prepared from digitalin, a glycoside obtained from the common foxglove, is used in medicine.
- Deer also avoid plants that people consider medicinal and poisonous: foxgloves (the plant source of the cardiac drug digitalin), poppies (the plant source of opium), daffodils, and lily-of-the-valley.
- In this way a digitalin of indefinite composition is obtained, consisting of such glucosides as digitin, digitonin, etc.
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