Nootropics: pharmacological properties and therapeutic use

Pol J Pharmacol. Sep-Oct 1994;46(5):383-94.

Abstract

This review summarizes the results of studies investigating the pharmacological properties, mechanisms of action, preclinical and clinical effects of nootropic drugs, and tries to integrate this knowledge in order to identify neuronal mechanisms underlying their therapeutic benefits and side effects.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease / drug therapy*
  • Animals
  • Blood-Brain Barrier / drug effects
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / drug effects*
  • Dementia / drug therapy*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Drug Administration Routes
  • Drug Interactions
  • Electroencephalography / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Neurons / drug effects
  • Nootropic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Nootropic Agents / adverse effects
  • Nootropic Agents / pharmacology*
  • Nootropic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Synaptic Transmission / drug effects

Substances

  • Nootropic Agents