BACK TO theobromine
theobromine vs. caffeine
[ thee-uh-broh-meen, -min ]
- 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 ]
- a white, crystalline, bitter alkaloid, C8H10N4O2, usually derived from coffee or tea: used in medicine chiefly as a nervous system stimulant.
- 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.