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  1. tacrine(Noun)

    A parasympathomimetic anticholinesterase, one of the first approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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  1. Tacrine

    Tacrine is a centrally acting anticholinesterase and indirect cholinergic agonist. It was the first centrally-acting cholinesterase inhibitor approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and was marketed under the trade name Cognex. Tacrine was first synthesised by Adrien Albert at the University of Sydney. See William_K._Summers He is listed as inventor of Tacrine. It also acts as a histamine N-methyltransferase inhibitor.

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  1. Tacrine

    A cholinesterase inhibitor that crosses the blood-brain barrier. Tacrine has been used to counter the effects of muscle relaxants, as a respiratory stimulant, and in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders.

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  1. tercian

  2. certain


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