A drug, C13 H14 N2 , used in its hydrochloride form to treat memory loss and other cognitive deficits in people with Alzheimer's disease.
American Heritage Medicine
A parasympathomimetic anticholinesterase, one of the first approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Origin of Tacrine
t(etrahydro)- (tetra–) (hydro–) acr(id)ine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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