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Theobromine: Quiz


Question 1: Even without dietary intake, theobromine may occur in the body as it is a product of the human metabolism of ________, which is metabolised in the liver into 10% theobromine, 4% theophylline, and 80% paraxanthine.

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Theobromine (IUPAC)

Question 3: Theobromine is the primary alkaloid found in cocoa and ________.
StimulantHot chocolateTheobroma cacaoChocolate

Question 4: [20] Furthermore, its draining effect allows it to be used to treat ________, which can be caused by an excessive accumulation of fluid.
Atrial fibrillationMyocardial infarctionHypertrophic cardiomyopathyHeart failure

Question 5: In the liver, theobromine is metabolized into ________ and subsequently into methyluric acid.

Question 6: Theobromine can also be found in small amounts in the kola nut (1.0-2.5%), the ________ berry, and the tea plant.
Mother (energy drink)CaffeineGuaranaYerba maté

Question 7:
How is Theobromine excreted?
Fecal and renal
Renal, 10 to 14% unchanged

Question 8:
What is the molecular weight of Theobromine?
260.331 g/mol
Approximately 27.2 kDa
180.164 g/mol
414.496 g/mol

Question 9: [39] In addition, theobromine is helpful in treating ________, since it relaxes the smooth muscles, including the ones found in the bronchi.
AsthmaFarmer's lungHypersensitivity pneumonitisAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Question 10: The ________ species with the largest amounts of theobromine are:[17]
Red algaePlantArchaeplastidaFungus

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