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Theophylline: Guaifenesin
  • Ronald J. Tallarida

Abstract

Theophylline, a bronchodilater, acts by direct relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle. It is also a coronary vasodilator, cardiac stimulant, skeletal muscle stimulant, central nervous system stimulant, and diuretic. Guaifenesin increases respiratory tract secretions, possibly by stimulating the Goblet cells.

Keywords

Toxicity Anemia Gelatin Hyperglycemia Theophylline 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Tallarida
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  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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