tacrine

noun

tac·​rine ˈta-ˌkrēn How to pronounce tacrine (audio)
: an anticholinesterase C13H14N2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially for the palliative treatment of cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease

Word History

Etymology

tetra- + acridine

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tacrine was in 1965

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“Tacrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tacrine. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

tacrine

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