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Definitions for theophylline
ˌθi əˈfɪl in, -ɪntheo·phylline

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theophylline, Elixophyllin, Slo-Bid, Theobidnoun

    a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator

Wiktionary

  1. theophyllinenoun

    Methylxanthine drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma.

Wikipedia

  1. Theophylline

    Theophylline, also known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, is a phosphodiesterase inhibiting drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma under a variety of brand names. As a member of the xanthine family, it bears structural and pharmacological similarity to theobromine and caffeine, and is readily found in nature, being present in tea (Camellia sinensis) and cocoa (Theobroma cacao). A small amount of theophylline is one of the products of caffeine metabolic processing in the liver.

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  1. theophylline

    Theophylline is a medication used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as it helps to relax and open up the air passages in the lungs. It belongs to the class of drugs known as bronchodilators or xanthines. It works by reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles in the lungs to allow for easier breathing. Theophylline also stimulates the heart, central nervous system, and the muscles around the airways, and affects diaphragm function and mucus clearing from the lungs.

Wikidata

  1. Theophylline

    Theophylline, also known as dimethylxanthine, is a methylxanthine drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD and asthma under a variety of brand names. As a member of the xanthine family, it bears structural and pharmacological similarity to caffeine.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Theophylline

    A methyl xanthine derivative from tea with diuretic, smooth muscle relaxant, bronchial dilation, cardiac and central nervous system stimulant activities. Theophylline inhibits the 3',5'-CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDE PHOSPHODIESTERASE that degrades CYCLIC AMP thus potentiates the actions of agents that act through ADENYLATE CYCLASE and cyclic AMP.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of theophylline in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of theophylline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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