The effect of amphetamine sulfate and meprobamate on reaction time and movement time

  • Philip J. Rasch
  • William R. Pierson
  • Merlin L. Brubaker


Twenty-six adult male subjects were given a placebo, 20 mg. of amphetamine sulfate, or 800 mg. of meprobamate two hours prior to the administration of tests of reaction time and movement time. No statistically significant differences were found between mean scores or variances for the substances tested. It appears that neither drug in dosages commonly employed in connection with the preparation of athletes for competition has any effect on human simple reaction time or simple movement time in response to a visual stimulus.


Sulfate Placebo Reaction Time Human Physiology Sport Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip J. Rasch
    • 1
  • William R. Pierson
    • 1
  • Merlin L. Brubaker
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Ostéopathie Physicians and Surgeons and Los Angeles County Osteopathic HospitalUSA

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