Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Brain Res. 1987 Dec 1;435(1-2):310-4.

Do piracetam-like compounds act centrally via peripheral mechanisms?

Author information

1
Pharmaceutical Research Department, Ciba-Geigy, Basle, Switzerland.

Abstract

The pharmacological mechanism of action of the piracetam-like nootropics is still obscure. Their unique feature is that they exert distinct effects on memory, but show hardly any biochemical activity and are practically devoid of toxic effects. Our results indicate that the memory-enhancing action of these substances is dependent on the presence of the adrenals, suggesting that their central effects might be mediated by peripheral mechanisms.

PMID:
3427459
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center