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armophylline meaning

  • [Medicine]
    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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