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Memantine

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memantine

(Science: chemical) 3,5-dimethyltricyclo(3.3.1.1(3,7))decan-1-amine. Amantadine derivative that has some dopaminergic effects. It has been proposed as an antiparkinson agent.

Pharmacological action: antiparkinson agents, dopamine agents, excitatory amino acid antagonists.

Chemical name: Tricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decan-1-amine, 3,5-dimethyl-