Effects of amphetamines and small related molecules on recovery after stroke in animals and man.


Journal Article (Review)

Drugs modulating the levels of specific central neurotransmitters may influence both the rate and amount of functional recovery after focal brain injuries such as stroke. Because such drugs may be effective long after brain injury, the "therapeutic window" may be widened beyond the first few hour after stroke and an entirely new avenue for pharmacological intervention may be possible. The impact of drugs affecting norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid have been among the most extensively studied in the laboratory, and preliminary clinical data suggest similar effects in humans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, LB

Published Date

  • March 3, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 852 - 859

PubMed ID

  • 10699450

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10699450

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3908

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0028-3908(99)00249-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England