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Galantamine Can Help You
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8. This hippocampus-based weakening of memory may be thwarted, in part, through reversing the decline of cholinergic ______. Clue: Synaptic crossing.

9. Enhancing the cholinergic system with galantamine produces episodic brain activation patterns in ______ MCI patients. Clue: The chronological age denoted as “old age” varies culturally and historically. You decide.

11. Episodic memory is the collection of past personal experiences that occurred at a ______ time and place. Clue: Specific.

14. There is increasing evidence that cognitive impairment is common in patients with ______ disorder. Clue: A person who moves along the sprectrum of manic to depressive.


1. MCI, or mild ______ impairment, represents a gradual incremental loss of cognitive function, along with an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Clue: The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge.

2. Improving ______ memory can enrich the sensory details of your life so that concrete memories can be made more available for writing and sharing. Clue: Loosely connected parts.

3. Depression suppresses autobiographical ______. Clue: The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.

4. Episodic memory is impaired in several ______ disorders. Clues: Psychiatry relating mental or emotional disturbance to disordered brain function (adverb); psychiatry related to the nervous system.

5. In a 2009 study, after galantamine, bipolar subjects were found to improve by all measures including improved cognition and with increases in neuronal viability and normalization of lipid membrane ______ in the left hippocampus. Clue: Chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.

6. Treatment with ______ produced improvement in computerized tests of attention and episodic memory, leading to statistically significant reduction in the reaction times. Clue: Alkaloid that is obtained synthetically or from the bulbs and flowers of Galanthus nivalis.

7. An early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the impairment of ______-based episodic memory function. Clue: Part of the brain thought to be the center of emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system.

10. Low-dose acute tryptophan ______ (LD-ATD), while having no effect on mood, has been shown to diminish autobiographical memory in patients who have recovered from a depressive episode. Clue: Impoverishment.

12. If you a thinking of writing your story, the ______ tells us that galantamine is good news for those with mild cognitive impairment. Clue: Evidentiary studies.

13. Episodic memory represents a ______ personal memory of a specific event, dissociated from anyone else’s recall. Clue: When some tells you there is no one like you, they are describing you in this way.


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