memantine

noun
mem·​an·​tine | \ ˈmem-an-ˌtēn How to pronounce memantine (audio) \

Medical Definition of memantine

: 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.

Comments on memantine

What made you want to look up memantine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!