Difference in learning and retention by Albino Swiss mice. Part III. Effect of some brain stimulants

Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1986 Jun;8(6):337-41.


According to the two preceding papers, the possible difference in activity of brain stimulants on memory retrieval of "good" and "poor" learning mice was studied. Among the drugs studied, caffeine, oxiracetam and nicotine significantly improved memory recall of poor learning mice. On the contrary, methylphenidate, fipexide and piracetam did not significantly modify memory retention of previously learned avoidance of both poor and good learning mice.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Autonomic Agents / pharmacology*
  • Caffeine / pharmacology
  • Learning / drug effects*
  • Male
  • Memory / drug effects*
  • Methylphenidate / pharmacology
  • Mice
  • Nicotine / pharmacology
  • Piperazines / pharmacology
  • Piracetam / pharmacology
  • Pyrrolidines / pharmacology


  • Autonomic Agents
  • Piperazines
  • Pyrrolidines
  • Methylphenidate
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • oxiracetam
  • fipexide
  • Piracetam