trademark for preparations of ergoloid mesylates, ergot alkaloids used to combat mild to moderate dementia in the elderly.
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ergoloid mesylateAlternative pharmacology
Any of a family of agents used in mainstream medicine to treat migraines. Some alternative medical doctors believe the ergoloid mesylates may be used to reverse age-associated mental impairment related to free radical damage, deposition of lipofuscin and reduced flow of oxygen caused by vasospasm, and have recommended their use for certain “off-label” applications, such as improving memory, treating depression, decreased motor skills and other forms of age-associated mental impairment.
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hydergineNeurology A therapeutic cocktail used to alleviate some Sx of Alzheimer's disease, consisting of ergoloid mesylate–a 'metabolic enhancer,' hydergine's efficacy has not been well established. See Alzheimer's disease, Tacrine.
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