• P. N. Patsalos


Piracetam (Fig. 1) corresponds chemically to 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide with an empirical formula of C6H10N2O2 and a molecular weight of 142.2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. N. Patsalos
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  1. 1.UCL-Institute of Neurology Department of Clinical and Experimental EpilepsyLondonLondon
  2. 2.Epilepsy Society Chalfont Centre for EpilepsyBuckinghamshireUK

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