[Studying the psychotropic activity of pineal hormone melatonin: original direction of our investigations. Twentieth anniversary of the melatonin study in the pharmacology department at the Stavropol medical academy]

Eksp Klin Farmakol. 2007 Nov-Dec;70(6):55-60.
[Article in Russian]


Results of a series of original investigations devoted to the antidepressant, anxiolytic, and nootropic activity of the pineal hormone melatonin are summarized. It is established that a decisive role in this activity belongs to the chronotropic properties of melatonin.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Melatonin / history
  • Melatonin / pharmacology*
  • Pineal Gland / metabolism
  • Psychotropic Drugs / history
  • Psychotropic Drugs / pharmacology*


  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Melatonin