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...

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...

CANCELLATION TEST

n. A neuropsychological test which assesses perceptual and motor speed. From a given list of items randomly-distributed on a page or a screen, a...

BASAL FOREBRAIN

Refers to a region of the ventral forebrain, near the corpus callosum which contains cholinergic neurons which are believed to be implicated in memory,...

BETA-AMYLOID (P-AMYLOID)

Protein that accumulates in brains of Alzheimer's patients.

BETA-SECRETASE (P-SECRETASE)

Enzyme that cleaves amyloid precursor protein forming beta amyloid that accumulates in the brain tissue that leads to Alzheimer disease.

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...

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE

An enzyme found in tissues and the btrain that helps to break down acetylcholine and is useful in treating Alzheimer's disease.

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...

CONFUSIONAL STATE

a condition of handicapped intellectual operations wherein consciousness is maintained but with deprivation of intellectual comprehensibility and orientation to time, area, and occasionally the...

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