galantamine(redirected from Galanthamine)
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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.
(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