Selective effects of zolpidem on human memory functions.

  title={Selective effects of zolpidem on human memory functions.},
  author={Miriam Z. Mintzer and Roland R. Griffiths},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  volume={13 1},
Zolpidem is an imidazopyridine hypnotic with preferential binding affinity for the omega1-benzodiazepine (BZD) receptor. The present double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of orally administered zolpidem (15mg/70kg) on specific memory functions in 16 healthy volunteers using a battery of word and picture memory tasks. Relative to placebo, zolpidem significantly impaired memory for material presented after drug administration when memory was assessed directly by referring… CONTINUE READING
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