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theobromine vs. caffeine

[ thee-uh-broh-meen, -min ]
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, C7H8N4O2, an isomer of theophylline and lower homologue of caffeine, occurring in tea and obtained from the cacao bean: used chiefly as a diuretic, myocardial stimulant, and vasodilator.
[ ka-feen, kaf-een, kaf-ee-in ]
  1. a white, crystalline, bitter alkaloid, C8H10N4O2, usually derived from coffee or tea: used in medicine chiefly as a nervous system stimulant.
  2. a drink, usually coffee or tea, containing this stimulant:We sipped our caffeine on the balcony with its views of sea stacks, rocky coves, and the ever-changing ocean.

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