aminophylline

play
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 (such as asthma)

Origin and Etymology of aminophylline

amino + theophylline


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

aminophylline

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up aminophylline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!