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aminophylline

aminophylline

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

Definition of AMINOPHYLLINE

:  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 of AMINOPHYLLINE

amino + theophylline
First Known Use: 1934

aminophylline

noun am·i·noph·yl·line \ˌam-ə-ˈnäf-ə-lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMINOPHYLLINE

:  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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