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aminophylline

[ uh-mee-noh-fil-ahyn, -een, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊˈfɪl aɪn, -in, ˌæm ə noʊ- /
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noun Pharmacology.

a theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used chiefly to relieve bronchial spasm in asthma, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic.

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Origin of aminophylline

First recorded in 1955–60; amino- + (theo)phylline
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British Dictionary definitions for aminophylline

aminophylline
/ (æmɪˈnɒfɪliːn) /

noun

a derivative of theophylline that relaxes smooth muscle and is used mainly to dilate the airways in the treatment of asthma and emphysema

Word Origin for aminophylline

C20: from amino- + phyllo- + -ine ²
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Medical definitions for aminophylline

aminophylline
[ ăm′ə-nŏfə-lĭn ]

n.

A theophylline derivative, used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
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Scientific definitions for aminophylline

aminophylline
[ ăm′ə-nŏfə-lĭn ]

A theophylline derivative used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. Chemical formula: C16H24N10O4.
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