[The effect of Piracetam on adolescent brain function]

Fortschr Med. 1975 Sep 11;93(25):1183-6.
[Article in German]


A report on investigations with Piracetam, recently introduced into therapy, is given. Piracetam is mainly characterized by cerebral metabolic effects, leading to an activation of cerebral functions as well as to brain protection. Experimental studies showed the highly selective activity of Piracetam on cerebral cortex, which is responsible for higher mental functions as consciousness, vigilance and memory. Therapeutic results in 48 adolescents with poor school results are reported. These patients were treated with Piracetam for a continuous period up to 14 months. The therapy lead to convincing improvements in terms of school results.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intelligence / drug effects*
  • Learning / drug effects
  • Male
  • Piracetam / pharmacology*
  • Pyrrolidinones / pharmacology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / drug therapy


  • Pyrrolidinones
  • Piracetam