Recent Uses of Piracetam in Pediatric Neurology
2 ; 1 ; in Month : May (2020) Article No : snnsj-v2-1002
Piracetam (2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide) is a cyclical derivative of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). It was first synthesized during the 1950s by Corneliu E. Giurgea. There are reports of its use for epilepsy in the 1950s. Piracetam can beneficially influence impaired brain function by improving neuronal and cognitive functions without acting as a sedative or stimulant, increasing blood flow and oxygen consumption in the brain and improving the function of the neurotransmitters and brain neurotransmission.
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