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Theobromine is the primary alkaloid present in the cocoa and chocolate. Theobromine is found in the shells and beans of the cacao plant and it is extracted from the husks of the bean and used for the synthesis of caffeine. Theobromine is an adenosine A1 and A2a receptor antagonist. Thesodate is used as a vasodilator, a diuretic, and heart stimulant. And similar to caffeine, it may be useful in management of fatigue and orthostatic hypotension. The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by theobromine are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include anxiety, restlessness, tremors, sleeplessness, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite. Theobromine is currently not in use as a medicinal drug.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CN1C=NC2=C1C(=O)NC(=O)N2C
  • InChIKey: YAPQBXQYLJRXSA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 180.164
  • ALogP: -1.04
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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3,7-dihydro-3,7-dimethyl-1h-purine-2,6-dione | 3,7-dimethylpurine-2,6-dione | 3,7-dimethylxanthine | diurobromine | teobromin | theobromin | theobromine | theobromine(20%) | theosalvose | theostene

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