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a cholinesterase inhibitor used to improve cognitive performance in treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer type; used as the hydrochloride salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific CNS stimulatory effects; used in early stages of Alzheimer disease.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A drug, C13H14N2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat memory loss and other cognitive deficits in people with Alzheimer's disease.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
tacrineCognex® Neurology An aminoacridine-type cholinesterase inhibitor reported to improve–slightly–the cognitive status of Pts with Alzheimer's disease Adverse effects Hepatotoxicity
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific stimulatory effects on the central nervous system.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
tacrineAn acetylcholinase inhibitor drug that has been found to be of value in 30–40 per cent of people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. The drug has been approved for use in the USA but, because of its side effects, not in the UK. Newer acetylcholinase inhibitors are being developed.
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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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific central nervous system stimulatory effects; used in early stages of Alzheimer disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012