aminophylline

aminophylline

[uh-mee-noh-fil-ahyn, -een, am-uh-noh-]
noun Pharmacology.
a theophylline derivative, C 16 H 24 N 10 O 4 , used chiefly to relieve bronchial spasm in asthma, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic.

Origin:
1955–60; amino- + (theo)phylline

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aminophylline (æmɪˈnɒfɪliːn)
 
n
a derivative of theophylline that relaxes smooth muscle and is used mainly to dilate the airways in the treatment of asthma and emphysema
 
[C20: from amino- + phyllo- + -ine²]

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aminophylline   (ām'ə-nŏf'ə-lĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A theophylline derivative used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. Chemical formula: C16H24N10O4.
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