aminophylline

aminophylline
noun Etymology: amino + theophylline Date: 1934 a theophylline derivative C16H24N10O4 used especially to stimulate the heart in congestive heart failure and to dilate the air passages in respiratory disorders (as asthma)

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  • aminophylline — ami·no·phyl·line …   English syllables

  • aminophylline — n. a drug that relaxes smooth muscle and stimulates respiration. It is widely used to dilate the air passages in the treatment of severe asthma and some cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Administered by mouth or injection, it may… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • aminophylline — a•mi•no•phyl•line [[t]əˌmi noʊˈfɪl aɪn, in, ˌæm ə noʊ [/t]] n. pha a theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used chiefly to relieve bronchial spasm in asthma, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic • Etymology: 1955–60;… …   From formal English to slang

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