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a.1.(Med.) Tending to prevent sleep.
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This analysis was extensively adjusted for potential confounders, including age, marital status, education level, socioeconomic status, major chronic physical illnesses, smoking, alcohol intake, major depressive disorder, body mass index, physical activity level, and the use of antidepressants or antihypnotic agents.
The mechanism for the antihypnotic effect of aminophylline is thought to be suppression of adenosine receptors in the CNS.