from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug that halts or reverses memory loss temporarily in some individuals with Alzheimer's disease, but does not alter the course of the disease.

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  • n. A parasympathomimetic anticholinesterase, one of the first approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

t(etrahydro)- (tetra- + hydro-) + acr(id)ine.


  • Current treatment involves the use of drugs such as donepezil, tacrine, rivastigmine, galanlamine etc which act as choline esterase inhibitors.

    Remembering Dr. Alois Alzheimer

  • Available cholinesterase inhibitors drugs are donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, and tacrine. antipsychotic agents (olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone), were found to have "adverse effects offset advantages in the efficacy of atypical antipsychotic drugs for the treatment of psychosis, aggression, or agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease."

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  • Use of approved treatments for Alzheimer's disease (including donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), galantamine (Razadyne, RazadyneER), tacrine (Cognex) and memantine Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Janda said, "we found that thc was a very effective inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase. in addition to propidium, we also found that thc was considerably more effective than two of the approved drugs for alzheimer's disease treatment, donepezil (aricept ┬«) and tacrine (cognex


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