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Abstract
Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(1):159-164(2010)
A review on treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Suman Pratihar*, Shomik Nag and Jayanta Kumar Kundu
Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (W.B), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: pratihar­_vu@yahoo.co.in
Abstract : Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named after German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. The Alzheimer’s disease is now becoming curable by identifying the actual cause of the disease with the proper diagnosis of the disease of the patient. The disease can now be cured by drug treatment, by hormonal treatment and by using herbal products such as medicines. The drugs are based on antagonizing action of the components against the causative agents (β Amyloid plaque, Apolipoprotein E, Tau protein) of the disease. The common drugs based on their action are N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists, Cholinesterase inhibitor, agents for increasing blood supply and neurotransmitter in the brain, lipofuchsin and β Amyloid plaque inhibitor, free radical scavenger, agent for metal chelator and agent for increasing macrophage activity in the brain.

Keywords : Alzheimer’s disease, Memantine, Hydergine, Rivastigmine tartrate, Turmeric
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