GALANTAMINE

the name of the inhibitor of acetyl cholinesterase and is used in mild case of Alzheimer disease where it slows down the progression. US...

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE

n. a synthetic, non-specific cholinesterase enzyme identified in the liver and related tissues. It assists in regulating the level of acetylcholine in the central...

AGE-APPROPRIATE MATURITY

emotional or mental readiness: the capacity to handle something very well and recover from well, with experience and to carry out biologic, cultural, and...

SENILE DEMENTIA OF THE ALZHEIMER'S TYPE TSDAT)

The older name for Alzheimer's type onset after age 65. See Alzheimer's disease.

AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN (APP)

a protein that, when severed by many enzymes, generates beta-amyloid. Build-up of beta-amyloid in the human brain is deemed to cause Alzheimer

SMELL IDENTIFICATION TEST (SIT)

an odour test with 40 different smells for people age 5 and up. It is used to assess sensitivity and to evaluate any impairment...

BOSTON NAMING TEST (BNT)

n. a test in word retrieval designed for patients experiencing language disturbance such as those caused by dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. It employs...

GLOBAL DETERIORATION SCALE (GDS)

The 7 point scale used to indicate the severity of a primary degenerative dementia, such as Alzheimer

ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS

drugs that obstruct the capacity of the molecule acetyl cholinesterase to diminish the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the synaptic cholinergic neurons. A few acetylcholine-esterase inhibitors...

NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES

are collections of insoluble hyperphosphorylated tau protein which have been associated with the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

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