Memantine Research Paper

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Medicines available for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) do not reverse or stop its progression but they temporarily lesson the symptoms. Memantine is one of the drugs used to treat AD patients. The U.S Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two types of mechanisms for treating AD; Cholinesterase (an enzyme) inhibitors (e.g. donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine): prevents break down of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter/chemical messengers in body) and Blocking of NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors (e.g. memantine) (NMDA Receptors: Protein structures which are present on nerve cell surface).
How Memantine works: In brain, neurons communicate through synapses (junctions between two neurons) where information from one cell to another is
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