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Compound Summary for: CID 2153

Theophylline

Also known as: 1,3-Dimethylxanthine, Elixophyllin, Theolair, Theophyllin, Respbid, Theo-dur, Theocin, Uniphyl, Nuelin
Molecular Formula: C7H8N4O2   Molecular Weight: 180.16402   InChIKey: ZFXYFBGIUFBOJW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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