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ga·lan·tam·ine

 (gə-lăn′tə-mēn′)
n.
A drug, C17H21NO3, originally derived from the bulbs of snowdrops and other plants, that inhibits the action of acetylcholinesterase and is used in its hydrobromide form to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease.

[Formed on the model of Russian galantamin : New Latin Galanthus, snowdrop genus name (coined by Carl Linnaeus in reference to the milk-white flowers of the snowdrop : Greek gala, milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots + Greek anthos, flower) + amine.]

galantamine

(ɡəˈlæntəˌmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug that, by blocking the action of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase in the cortex of the brain, has been used to slow down the cognitive decline that characterizes Alzheimer's disease
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galantamine

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Angustidine (2), nauclefine (3), angustine (4), angustoline (6) and harmane (7) showed higher BChE inhibiting potency compared to galanthamine.
Nol yn 2006 gwnaeth y gwyddonydd Yr Athro Walker, ychydig o waith ar galanthamine yn y cennin Pedr gyda help Iger, gan arbrofi ar ddau blot, un yn Sir Benfro ac un ar y Mynyddoedd Du.
Production, demand, sales volume and more for the following have been covered in this report: Ginkgo Bilota Extract, Breviscapine, Ganglioside, Donepezil, Galanthamine, Nicergoline, Rivastigmine, Memantine, Huperzine A, Oxiracetam, Flunarizine and Piracetam.
Galanthamine is found only in the snowdrop and daffodil family; and, although it can be synthesized, the process is, rather unsurprisingly, costly and complex.
Effects of four non-cholinergic cognitive enhancers in comparison with tacrine and galanthamine on scopolamine-induced amnesia in rats.
12) Several drugs commonly used today for AD treatment were developed from local and traditional medicine, such as galanthamine, an AChE-I which was developed from alkaloids in 'Snowdrop'.
They will be harvested and processed for galanthamine, a chemical which scientists believe can alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
And they want daffodil farms to be set up in the mountains of Wales to become a source of the drug galanthamine.
A species of the Welsh national flower contains galanthamine.
Efficacy of galanthamine in probable vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease combined with cerebrovascular disease: A randomized trial.
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