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A theophylline derivative, C16H24N10O4, used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
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(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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||aminophylline - a theophylline derivative that is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis|
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
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