aminophylline

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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 (such as asthma)

Origin and Etymology of aminophylline

amino + theophylline


Medical Dictionary

aminophylline

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

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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