An anticholinesterase agent with nonspecific central nervous system stimulatory effects; used in early stages of Alzheimer disease.

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tac·rine 'tak-.rēn, -.rīn n an anticholinesterase that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C13H14N2·HCl and is used esp. in the palliative treatment of cognitive deficits in learning, memory, and mood associated with Alzheimer's disease called also tetrahydroaminoacridine, THA see COGNEX

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  • Tacrine — drugbox IUPAC name = 1,2,3,4 tetrahydroacridin 9 amine width = 132 CAS number = 321 64 2 ATC prefix = N06 ATC suffix = AA18 ATC supplemental = ATC|N06|DA01 PubChem = 1935 ChemSpiderID = 1859 DrugBank = APRD00690 C=13 | H=14 | N=2 molecular weight …   Wikipedia

  • tacrine — noun Etymology: tetra + acridine Date: 1965 an anticholinesterase C13H14N2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially for the palliative treatment of cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer s disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tacrine — tac·rine (tăkʹrēn, rĭn) n. A drug that halts or reverses memory loss temporarily in some individuals with Alzheimer s disease, but does not alter the course of the disease.   [t(etrahydro) (tetra + hydro ) + acridine.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tacrine — noun A parasympathomimetic anticholinesterase, one of the first approved for the treatment of Alzheimers disease …   Wiktionary

  • tacrine — tac·rine …   English syllables

  • tacrine —  n.f. Médicament utilisé pour combattre la maladie d Alzheimer …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • tacrine — ˈtaˌkrēn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tetra + acridine : an anticholinesterase C13H14N2 administered in the form of its hydrochloride that has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system and is used in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tacrine hydrochloride — tac·rine hy·dro·chlo·ride (takґrēn) a cholinesterase inhibitor used to improve cognitive performance in patients with mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer type, administered orally …   Medical dictionary

  • 321-64-2 — Tacrine Tacrine Général Nom IUPAC 1,2,3,4 …   Wikipédia en Français

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