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galantamine

 [gah-lan´tah-mēn]
a reversible competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase used as the hydrobromide salt in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, administered orally.

galantamine

/ga·lan·ta·mine/ (gah-lan´tah-mēn) a reversible competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase used as the hydrobromide salt in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

galantamine

(gə-lăn′tə-mēn′)
n.
A drug, C17H21NO3, originally derived from the bulbs of snowdrops and other plants, that inhibits the action of acetylcholinesterase and is used in its hydrobromide form to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease.

galantamine

[gälan′tämēn]
a reversible competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase used as the hydrobromide salt in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, administered orally.

galantamine

An ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE inhibitor drug used in Alzheimer's disease to increase the amount of ACETYLCHOLINE available for nerve transmission. A brand name is REMINYL.
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Galantamine also significantly increased the number of crossings (P < 0.
Galantamine is approved for patients with mild to moderate AD.
Until now, galantamine has been extracted from snowdrops grown in Bulgaria and China.
Galantamine, originally extracted from wild snowdrops, has been used for the alleviation of neuromuscular ailments, such as neuritis and neuralgia, and can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer''s disease.
Four cholinesterase inhibitor drugs are approved by the FDA and available in the United States: donepezil (Aricept[TM]), galantamine (Razadyne[TM]), rivastigmine (Exelon[TM]), and tacrine (Cognex[TM]) (Alzheimer's Association 2009c).
There is wide variation across England in who gets cholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, it showed.
Two recent RCTs of donepezil (6,7) and 1 of galantamine (8) showed initial cognitive improvement in MCI patients.
Generics (UK) had been appealing against a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency refusal to allow it to manufacture a generic of the medicine galantamine.
A very common treatment for Alzheimer's disease is an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor such as galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and donepezil (Aricept).
There are three acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: galantamine (Razadyne), rivastigmine (Exelon), and donepezil (Aricept), which recently received additional approval for severe AD.
The researchers treated some of the animals with galantamine, exposed them to sarin or soman, and then gave them atropine, a drug that's used to reduce some symptoms of organophosphorus exposure.
Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine have demonstrated that these drugs have clinically meaningful responses in AD patients.