aminophylline

noun
am·​i·​noph·​yl·​line | \ ˌa-mə-ˈnä-fə-lən How to pronounce aminophylline (audio) \

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 (such as asthma)

First Known Use of aminophylline

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aminophylline

amino + theophylline

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“Aminophylline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminophylline. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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aminophylline

noun
am·​i·​noph·​yl·​line | \ ˌam-ə-ˈnäf-ə-lən How to pronounce aminophylline (audio) \

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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