Use of the intracarotid amobarbital procedure in the evaluation of memory.

@article{Acharya1997UseOT,
  title={Use of the intracarotid amobarbital procedure in the evaluation of memory.},
  author={Jayant Acharya and Dudley S. Dinner},
  journal={Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          311-25
        }
}
The intracarotid amobarbital procedure (IAP) involves the temporary inactivation of one cerebral hemisphere by the injection of sodium amobarbital, which allows independent testing of the contralateral hemisphere. Initially used for lateralization of language, IAP later found a role in the evaluation of memory function in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy being considered for resective surgery. IAP technique varies widely across centers, but, in general, memory is assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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