Vasopressin and physostigmine in the treatment of amnesia

Massimo Franceschi, Olga Tancredi, Giancarlo Savio, Salvatore Smirne

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We planned a double-blind cross-over study of memory processes in patients with common types of amnesia after administration of vasopressin, physostigmine and placebo in order to validate the possible role of these drugs in the treatment of organic amnesia. Memory, learning, vigilance, attention and concentration were tested in 24 organic amnesic patients after the three treatments. No statistically significant differences among the treatments were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982


  • Amnesia
  • Physostigmine
  • Vasopressin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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