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A theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
(Pharmacology) a derivative of theophylline that relaxes smooth muscle and is used mainly to dilate the airways in the treatment of asthma and emphysema
[C20: from amino- + phyllo- + -ine2]
a•mi•no•phyl•line(əˌmi noʊˈfɪl aɪn, -in, ˌæm ə noʊ-)
a theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used chiefly to relieve bronchial spasm in asthma, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic.