Effect of piracetam, a nootropic agent, on rat brain monoamines and prostaglandins.

@article{Bhattacharya1989EffectOP,
  title={Effect of piracetam, a nootropic agent, on rat brain monoamines and prostaglandins.},
  author={Salil Kumar Bhattacharya and S. N. Upadhyay and Arun Kumar Jaiswal and Samir Gopal Bhattacharya},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          261-4
        }
}
Piracetam is the prototype of a new class of psychotropic drugs, the nootropic agents, which are claimed to selectively improve the higher telencephalic integrative activities. The effect of piracetam on rat brain monoamines and prostaglandins (PGs) was assessed so as to garner information on its mode of action. Two doses of the drug were used, a lower dose (20 mg/kg ip) and a higher dose (100 mg/kg, ip), the latter being known to exert a facilitatory effect on learning and memory. Piracetam… CONTINUE READING

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