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June 2019 Vol. 7 No.7

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(7) pp. 261-265, July, 2019 

Copyright © 2019 Merit Research Journals
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3352166


Review

Nicotine Effects on Alzheimer’s Disease

 
 
 

Mihai Vlad Valu

 

University of Pitesti, Romania / Affiliation: Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași, Faculty of Biology, Carol I 20A, 700605 Iasi, Romania.

E- mail: vladvalu@yahoo.com

Accepted May 11, 2019

 

Abstract

 

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide causing massive economic burden and the number of cases is expected to rise dramatically. Currently, there is no treatment that can stop or reverse the effects of AD. This review attempts to present the current status of research, biopathological approach mechanisms, and nicotine as a therapeutic method in AD. Nicotine has been related to recovery of memory in humans and animal models and some observational studies have been compatible with a protective effect of nicotine inhalation against Alzheimer’s disease. At present, there is great controversy over this possible effect of tobacco use, and evidence is inconclusive.

Keywords: Nicotine, Alzheimer’s disease, Anxiety, Depression, Diagnostic



























 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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