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Question 1: He recognized that it "reduced ________", increased urine flow and had a powerful effect on the heart.

Question 2: Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove or Lady's Glove), is a flowering plant in the family Plantaginaceae (formerly treated in the family Scrophulariaceae), native to most of ________.
BalkansWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe

Question 3: The flowers are arranged in a showy, terminal, elongated cluster, each tubular, pendent, purple (also pink, rose, yellow, or white in selected ________).
CultigenCultivarBotanical nameGenera Plantarum

Question 4: Due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digitoxin, the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all ________ to humans and some animals and can be fatal if eaten.
PoisonMercury poisoningLead poisoningArsenic poisoning

Question 5: Extracted from the leaves, this same compound, whose clinical use was pioneered as digitalis by ________, is used as a medication for heart failure.
Erasmus DarwinJoseph PriestleyWilliam WitheringBirmingham

Question 6: The ________ is a capsule which splits open at maturity to release the numerous tiny (0.1-0.2 mm) seeds.
VegetableMedieval cuisineFlowering plantFruit

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