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a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, used as the hydrochloride salt for treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of dementia of the Alzheimer type; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C24H29NO3, that inhibits acetylcholinesterase and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.
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donepezilAricept® Neurology A cholinesterase inhibitor used to maintain cognition in Alzheimer's disease Contraindications Succinylcholine-type anesthesia, sick sinus syndrome, seizures Adverse events N&V, insomnia, muscle cramps, anorexia, fatigue. See Alzheimer's disease.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
donepezilAn ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE inhibitor drug used in Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia to increase the amount of ACETYLCHOLINE available for nerve transmission. A brand name is Aricept.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A drug commonly prescribed for Alzheimer's disease that provides temporary improvement in cognitive functions for some patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the disease.
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