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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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This report studies the global market size of Galantamine Hydrobromide, especially focuses on the key regions like United States, European Union, China, and other regions (Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia).
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FDA approved treatments for Alzheimer's disease consisting cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, galantamine [GAL], and rivastigmine) and an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist (memantine) just offers a limited symptomatic alleviation for Alzheimer's patients.
Now his fields brimming with Wales' national flower are able to produce kilos of miracle chemical galantamine, which is used to slow the progress of the destructive disease.
Now his fields brimming with Wales' national flower are able to produce kilos of miracle chemical galantamine which is used to slow the progress of the destructive disease.
While galantamine cannot cure Alzheimer's, it has been proved to slow down its symptoms by tackling an imbalance of neurons in the brain.
The researchers looked at evidence from 142 clinical trials of four common cognitive enhancers--donepezil, rivastigmine (Exelon[R]), galantamine (Razedyne[R]) and memantine (Namenda[R]).
The team compared the safety and effectiveness of any combination of donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine or memantine in treating moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia.
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The results indicated that the selected eight drug compounds (Chlorpromazine, Clozapine, Galantamine, Haloperidol, Iloperidone, Lamictal, Memantine, and Modafinil) effectively bind to DAOA isoforms (Table 2) and showed effective binding residues (Table 3).