Theophylline meaning

thē-ŏfə-lĭn
A colorless crystalline alkaloid, C7 H8 N4 O2 , derived from tea leaves or made synthetically, used as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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A colorless crystalline alkaloid, C7 H8 N4 O2 , derived from tea leaves or made synthetically, used as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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A colorless, crystalline alkaloid, C7H8N4O2H2O, extracted from tea leaves or prepared synthetically: an isomer of theobromine.
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A colorless crystalline alkaloid, C7 H8 N4 O2 , derived from tea leaves or made synthetically, used as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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A colorless, crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically. It is used in medicine especially as a bronchial dilator. Theophylline is a xanthine that is similar in structure to caffeine and is a structural isomer of theobromine. Chemical formula: C7H8N4O2.
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(pharmacology) Methylxanthine drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma.
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Origin of theophylline

  • New Latin thea the tea plant (ultimately from Dutch thee) tea phyll(o)– –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin thea the tea plant (ultimately from Dutch thee) tea phyll(o)– –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition