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Xanthine

Introduction: Xanthine

Description of Xanthine

Xanthine: 2,6-dioxypurine; purine base found in most body tissues and fluids, certain plants, and some urinary calculi; it is an intermediate in the degradation of adenosine monophosphate to uric acid, being formed by oxidation of hypoxanthine; methylated xanthine compounds caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline and their derivatives are used in medicine for their bronchodilator effects.
Source: CRISP

Xanthine: A purine base found in most body tissues and fluids, certain plants, and some urinary calculi. It is an intermediate in the degradation of adenosine monophosphate to uric acid, being formed by oxidation of hypoxanthine. The methylated xanthine compounds caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline and their derivatives are used in medicine for their bronchodilator effects. (Dorland, 28th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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