Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter


theophylline is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(thē-of′ĭ-lĭn )

[L. thea, tea+ Gr. phyllon, plant + -ine]
A white crystalline powder used as an oral agent for reactive airway diseases such as asthma. The drug has a narrow therapeutic index, and toxicity to this agent, marked by gastrointestinal upset, tremor, cardiac arrhythmias, and other complications, is common in clinical practice. Other drugs for reactive airway diseases, such as inhaled beta-agonists and inhaled steroids, are often prescribed instead of theophylline to avoid its toxicities.
SEE: aminophylline

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --


Venes, Donald, editor. "Theophylline." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752718/all/theophylline_ethylenediamine.
Theophylline. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752718/all/theophylline_ethylenediamine. Accessed July 18, 2019.
Theophylline. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752718/all/theophylline_ethylenediamine
Theophylline [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752718/all/theophylline_ethylenediamine.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - theophylline ID - 752718 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752718/all/theophylline_ethylenediamine PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -