|theobromine (ˌθiːəʊˈbrəʊmiːn, -mɪn)|
|See also xanthine a white crystalline slightly water-soluble alkaloid that occurs in many plants, such as tea and cacao: formerly used to treat asthma. Formula: C7H8N4O2|
|[C18: from New Latin theobroma genus of trees, literally: food of the gods, from |
theobromine the·o·bro·mine (thē'ō-brō'mēn')
A bitter, colorless alkaloid found in chocolate products and used as a diuretic, vasodilator, and myocardial stimulant.
|theobromine (thē'ō-brō'mēn') Pronunciation Key
A bitter, colorless alkaloid that occurs in the cacao bean, cola nuts, and tea. It is found in chocolate products and used in medicine as a diuretic, vasodilator, and myocardial stimulant. Theobromine is a xanthine and similar in structure to caffeine and theophylline. Chemical formula: C7H8N4O2.