memantine

noun

mem·​an·​tine ˈmem-an-ˌtēn How to pronounce memantine (audio)
: a drug that blocks the action of glutamate and is taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C12H21N·HCl in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease

Note: Memantine is marketed under the trademark Namenda and when used in combination with donepezil, under the trademark Namzaric.

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“Memantine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/memantine. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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