tacrine

noun
tac·​rine | \ ˈta-ˌkrēn How to pronounce tacrine (audio) \

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

First Known Use of tacrine

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tacrine

tetra- + acridine

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“Tacrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tacrine. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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tacrine

noun
tac·​rine | \ ˈtak-ˌrēn How to pronounce tacrine (audio) , -ˌrīn How to pronounce tacrine (audio) \

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

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