Amnesic action of midazolam

Anaesthesia. 1980 May;35(5):459-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1980.tb03822.x.

Abstract

Midazolam 5 mg, a water-soluble benzidiazepine, given intravenously to adults had a maximum effect of impairing memory for postcards shown between 2 and 5 min after injection. This effect has mainly passed off in 20 min.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amnesia / chemically induced*
  • Amnesia, Retrograde / chemically induced*
  • Benzodiazepines / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Memory, Short-Term / drug effects
  • Midazolam
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Midazolam