Piracetam

Cat. No. 2973

Piracetam C6H10N2O2 [7491-74-9]

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Chemical Name: 2-Oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide

Biological Activity

Nootropic that displays cognitive enhancing properties. Proposed to enhance neurotransmission via modulation of ion flux; potentiates Na+ influx through AMPA receptors. Facilitates efficiency of cholinergic neurotransmission at muscarinic receptors.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
142.16
Formula:
C6H10N2O2
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
7491-74-9

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

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Winbald (2005) Piracetam: a review of pharmacological properties and clinical uses. CNS Drug Rev. 11 169. PMID: 16007238.

Gouliaev and Senning (1994) Piracetam and other structurally related nootropics. Brain Res.Brain Res.Rev. 19 180. PMID: 8061686.

Vernon and Sorkin (1991) Piracetam. An overview of its pharmacological properties and a review of its therapeutic use in senile cognitive disorders. Drugs Aging. 1 17. PMID: 1794001.

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