Galanthamine


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Galanthamine

 

a drug that is one of the anticholinesterase agents; an alkaloid contained in some types of snowdrop (Galanthus) and snowflake (Leucoium). A solution of galanthamine is injected hypodermically to cure myasthenia, myopathy, and infantile cerebral paralysis. It is also used during the restoration period of poliomyelitis. It is an antidote for curare.

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Mae galanthamine yn helpu ymladd ac arafu Alzeimher's.
Table 2 shows the five species that showed higher inhibition activity, in comparison to commonly used drug galanthamine (([IC.
Treating Alzheimer's with the cheaper alternative of galanthamine, therefore, has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of people.
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Prof Trevor Walker, of Alzeim, said: "We've been testing the theory that if we stressed the plants by growing them at altitude, they would produce more of the alkaloid galanthamine.
A species of the Welsh national flower contains galanthamine.
And they want daffodil farms to be set up in the mountains of Wales to become a source of the drug galanthamine.
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Dr Rhodri Clwyd Griffiths, of the National Botanic Garden in Wales, says the galanthamine in the plants may also lead to cancer cures.
and his coworkers derived the two compounds, P11012 and P11149, from galanthamine, an alkaloid substance found in the plant.