citicoline

(redirected from Cytidine diphosphate choline)

citicoline

[sit′ikō′lin]
a natural substance that is a component of cell membranes. A pharmaceutic version is used to help stroke victims by inducing injured membranes to repair themselves, limiting cell death. The substance, manufactured by the human body, also helps the brain tissues to repair or replace circuits needed for normal functions. Citicoline treatment can be administered within 24 hours of a stroke.