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An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific CNS stimulatory effects; used in early stages of Alzheimer disease.
tacrine/tac·rine/ (tak´rēn) a cholinesterase inhibitor used to improve cognitive performance in dementia of the Alzheimer type; used as the hydrochloride salt.
A drug, C13H14N2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat memory loss and other cognitive deficits in people with Alzheimer's disease.
tacrineCognex® Neurology An aminoacridine-type cholinesterase inhibitor reported to improve–slightly–the cognitive status of Pts with Alzheimer's disease Adverse effects Hepatotoxicity
An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific stimulatory effects on the central nervous system.
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.
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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An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific central nervous system stimulatory effects; used in early stages of Alzheimer disease.