anticholinesterase

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anticholinesterase

[‚an·ti‚kō·lə′nes·tə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
Any agent, such as a nerve gas, that inhibits the action of cholinesterase and thereby destroys or interferes with nerve conduction.
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Within this class of plant metabolites, only a few of these have been demonstrated to be acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, including huperzine A, which also has a reported effect on improving memory and learning (Vincent et al.
N- alkylated galanthamine derivates: potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Leucojum aestivum.
Plants as a source of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial supported the validity of this approach: 359 patients with mild to moderate dementia diagnosed as probable mixed (Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease) or probable vascular dementia were given the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor galantamine; 178 received placebo.
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial supported the validity of this approach: 359 patients with mild to moderate dementia diagnosed as probable mixed dementia (Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease) or probable vascular dementia were given the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor galantamine; 178 received placebo.
In a study of 202 patients, those who continued treatment with the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil had significant improvements in their scores on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, even when their scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) were stagnant or had declined.
Sustained treatment with the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil significantly reduced health care costs for patients with Alzheimer's disease in a Medicare-managed care organization plan, Jerrold W.
HAMBURG, GERMANY - Estrogen replacement therapy appears to enhance the cognitive gains associated with the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil for some women with Alzheimer's disease, Dr.

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