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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 cAMP thus potentiates the actions of agents that act through ADENYLATE CYCLASE and cAMP. (MeSH: 68013806)

NameTheophylline
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