Evidence that amphetamine with physical therapy promotes recovery of motor function in stroke patients.


Journal Article

We conducted a double-blind pilot study of 8 patients with established cerebral infarction to evaluate the effect of a single dose of amphetamine on recovery of motor function using the Fugl-Meyer scale. Four patients received amphetamine; the rest were given placebo. All underwent a session of physical therapy. Patients treated with amphetamine obtained greater increments in motor scores than the controls. Along with animal studies, these findings may allow the development of a pharmacological approach to stroke rehabilitation.

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Cited Authors

  • Crisostomo, EA; Duncan, PW; Propst, M; Dawson, DV; Davis, JN

Published Date

  • January 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 97

PubMed ID

  • 3345072

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3345072

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-8249

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-5134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410230117


  • eng