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aminophylline

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noun am·i·noph·yl·line \ˌa-mə-ˈnä-fə-lən\

Definition of aminophylline

  1. :  a theophylline derivative C16H24N10O4 used especially to stimulate the heart in congestive heart failure and to dilate the air passages in respiratory disorders (as asthma)



Origin and Etymology of aminophylline

amino + theophylline


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

aminophylline

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noun am·i·noph·yl·line \ˌam-ə-ˈnäf-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of aminophylline

  1. :  a theophylline derivative C16H24N10O4 used especially to stimulate the heart in congestive heart failure and to dilate the air passages in respiratory disorders—called also theophylline ethylenediamine




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