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galantamine

n. an inhibitor of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, with additional actions modulating nicotinic receptors directly, that is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (see cognitive enhancer). Although galantamine and other acetylcholinesterase inhibitors do not reverse symptoms of dementia, they have been demonstrated to temporarily slow progression of the disease. U.S. trade name: Razadyne.

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chronic pain

chronic pain

pain that continues to occur despite all medical and pharmacological efforts at treatment. In many cases, the pain is initially caused by tissue damage or disease. The continuation of the pain is often the result of pathological changes in the central nervous system.