Meaning of theophylline
Pronunciation: (thē"u-fil'ēn, -in), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a white, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, an isomer of theobromine, extracted from tea leaves or produced synthetically: used to relieve bronchial spasms, in the treatment of certain heart conditions, and as a diuretic.
- theophylline (Thesaurus)