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Alzheimer's Disease


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)"

Related Topics

The following genes (and their mutations) are connected to this condition:
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APOE
APOE
APOE
APOE
APOE
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Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

ARICEPT
Aricept
Cognex
Donepezil Hydrochloride
ERGOLOID MESYLATES
Ergoloid Mesylates
Exelon
Exelon
Galantamine
Hydergine
Namenda
RAZADYNE

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