aminophylline

aminophylline
noun
a theophylline derivative that is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis
Hypernyms: ↑bronchodilator

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\\əˌmēnōˈfiˌlēn, |aməˌnōˈ-; ˌaməˈnäfəˌ-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: amin- + theophylline
: a white or slightly yellow granular compound (C7H8N4O2)2.C2N4(NH2)2.2H2O of theophylline and ethylenediamine that has an ammoniacal odor and bitter taste and is used in medicine similarly to theophylline

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/euh mee'noh fil"uyn, -een, am'euh noh-/, n. Pharm.
a theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used chiefly to relieve bronchial spasm in asthma, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic.
[1955-60; AMINO- + (THEO)PHYLLINE]

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