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A synthetic drug used in Alzheimer's disease to inhibit the breakdown of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby enhance neurological function.
- ‘There have been no direct comparison studies to tacrine or donepezil.’
- ‘These effects are comparable to those of the drug tacrine, which is prescribed for Alzheimer's disease.’
- ‘The cholinesterase inhibitor tacrine is used rarely because of potential liver toxicity and the need for frequent laboratory monitoring.’
- ‘The pharmacologic characteristics and side effects of tacrine make it a second-line agent.’
- ‘Monitoring of serum transaminase levels is recommended with use of tacrine because of potential hepatotoxicity.’
1960s: from t(etra-) + acr(id)ine.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.