Cholinesterase Inhibitors: An Overview of their Mechanisms of Action
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative disorder of the CNS which will become a major health problem in the following decades. AD is associated with a decrease of cholinergic activity in the cortex and other brain regions. Of the different approaches to reversing the cholinergic deficit, the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) seems to produce symptomatic improvements in clinical trials (Whitehouse, 1993).
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