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Compound Summary for: CID 5429

Theobromine

Also known as: 3,7-Dimethylxanthine; Diurobromine; Teobromin; 83-67-0; Theosalvose; Santheose; Theostene; Thesal; Thesodate
Molecular Formula: C7H8N4O2   Molecular Weight: 180.16402   InChIKey: YAPQBXQYLJRXSA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
3,7-Dimethylxanthine. The principle alkaloid in Theobroma cacao (the cacao bean) and other plants. A xanthine alkaloid that is used as a bronchodilator and as a vasodilator. It has a weaker diuretic activity than THEOPHYLLINE and is also a less powerful stimulant of smooth muscle. It has practically no stimulant effect on the central nervous system. It was formerly used as a diuretic and in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, pp1318-9)   From: MeSH
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