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the•o•bro•mine



Pronunciation: (thē"u-brō'mēn, -min), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, C7H8N4O2, an isomer of theophylline and lower homologue of caffeine, occurring in tea and obtained from the cacao bean: used chiefly as a diuretic, myocardial stimulant, and vasodilator.

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