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  1. galantamine(Noun)

    An alkaloid, obtained synthetically or from various plants, used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and various memory impairments.


  1. Galantamine

    Galantamine is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and various other memory impairments, in particular those of vascular origin. It is an alkaloid that is obtained synthetically or from the bulbs and flowers of Galanthus caucasicus, Galanthus woronowii and related genera like Narcissus, Leucojum, and Lycoris including Lycoris radiata. Studies of usage in modern medicine began in the Soviet Union in the 1950s. The active ingredient was extracted, identified, and studied, in particular in relation to its acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting properties. The bulk of the work was carried out by Soviet pharmacologists M. D. Mashkovsky and R. P. Kruglikova–Lvova, beginning in 1951. The work of Mashkovsky and Kruglikova-Lvova was the first published work that demonstrated the AChE-inhibiting properties of galantamine. The first industrial process was developed in Bulgaria by prof. Paskov in 1959 from a species traditionally used as a popular medicine in Eastern Europe, and, thus, the idea for developing a medicine from these species seems to be based on the local use.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Galantamine

    A benzazepine derived from norbelladine. It is found in GALANTHUS and other AMARYLLIDACEAE. It is a cholinesterase inhibitor that has been used to reverse the muscular effects of GALLAMINE TRIETHIODIDE and TUBOCURARINE and has been studied as a treatment for ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other central nervous system disorders.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galantamine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galantamine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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