piracetam improves cholinergic system efficiency

Nootropic drugs and aging.

Giurgea CE, Greindl MG, Preat S.

Acta Psychiatr Belg 1983 Jul-Aug;83(4):349-58


Nootropics are drugs, which ameliorate the functional “plasticity” of the central nervous system. The nootropic drug acts at the telencephalic level through a series of bioenergetic, hemorheological, microcirculatory and neurochemical mechanisms. As to this, recent data show a facilitation by piracetam, of the efficiency of the central cholinergic system.