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tacrine

noun tac·rine \ˈta-ˌkrēn\

Definition of TACRINE

:  an anticholinesterase C13H14N2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially for the palliative treatment of cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease

Origin of TACRINE

tetra- + acridine
First Known Use: 1965

tacrine

noun tac·rine \ˈtak-ˌrēn, -ˌrīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TACRINE

:  an anticholinesterase that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C13H14N2·HCl and is used especially in the palliative treatment of cognitive deficits in learning, memory, and mood associated with Alzheimer's disease—called also tetrahydroaminoacridine, THA; see cognex

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