Piracetam: a review of pharmacological properties and clinical uses.

@article{Winblad2005PiracetamAR,
  title={Piracetam: a review of pharmacological properties and clinical uses.},
  author={Bengt Winblad},
  journal={CNS drug reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          169-82
        }
}
Piracetam, a derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), has a variety of physiological effects that may result, at least in part, from the restoration of cell membrane fluidity. At a neuronal level, piracetam modulates neurotransmission in a range of transmitter systems (including cholinergic and glutamatergic), has neuroprotective and anticonvulsant properties, and improves neuroplasticity. At a vascular level, it appears to reduce erythrocyte adhesion to vascular… CONTINUE READING
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