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rivastigmine

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noun riv·a·stig·mine \ˌriv-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of rivastigmine

  1. :  a drug C14H22N2O2 that increases acetylcholine levels by inhibiting the action of cholinesterase and is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease Rivastigmine is administered transdermally as a skin patch or is taken orally in the form of its tartrate C14H22N2O2·C4H6O6. Rivastigmine is marketed under the trademark Exelon.


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