Donepezil

Definition

Donepezil is a drug marketed for treating the cognitive impairments (learning, memory, and attention) in

► Alzheimer's disease. It has mainly been used in patients in the mild to moderate stages of the disease and according to some has modest effects in treating symptoms in Alzheimer's patients. It is an anticholinesterase, working by enhancing brain levels of ► acetylcholine, a neuro-transmitter that is reduced in Alzheimer's disease, and is known to be relevant to cognition.

Cross-References

► Cognitive Enhancers: Neuroscience and Society

► Dementias and Other Amnestic Disorders

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