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rivastigmine

 [riv″ah-stig´mēn]
a reversible inhibitor of cholinesterase, believed to increase the level of acetylcholine available in the central nervous system; administered orally as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

/riv·a·stig·mine/ (riv″ah-stig´mēn) a cholinesterase inhibitor used as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

(rĭv′ə-stĭg′mēn′)
n.
A drug, C14H22N2O2, that inhibits the action of cholinesterase and is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

rivastigmine

[riv′ah-stig′mēn]
a reversible inhibitor of cholinesterase, believed to increase the level of acetylcholine available in the central nervous system. It is administered orally as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

An ANTICHOLINESTERASE INHIBITOR drug used in the early stages of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in the hope of improving mental performance. An unknown proportion of people with Alzheimer's disease have DLB and can benefit from anticholinesterase inhibitor drugs.