EEG (electroencephalographic) beta power as a predictor of drug induced amnesia Conference Paper


Authors: Veselis, R. A.; Reinsel, R.; Feshchenko, V.; Dnistrian, A.
Editors: Bonke, B.; Bovill, J. G.; Moerman, N.
Title: EEG (electroencephalographic) beta power as a predictor of drug induced amnesia
Conference Title: 3rd International Symposium on Memory and Awareness
Abstract: amnesia is a frequently sought property of sedative agents and these drugs are administered in situations where amnesia is highly desirable / however, there is no indicator of an amnesic state, other than retrospective questioning / midazolam, propofol and thiopentone all produce sedation with varying degrees of amnesia / at sedative concentrations, all these agents produce profound EEG effects, primarily consisting of an increase in high-frequency activity over the anterior cortex / describe the relationships between EEG effect, serum concentrations and memory effect in a series of volunteer Ss [22-33 yrs of age] / the beta range of the EEG power spectrum can provide a potentially useful estimation of sedative drug effect on memory as long as both are substantially affected by the drug administered (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords: relationships among eeg effects & sedative serum concentrations & memory & amnesia; healthy adults
Journal Title Memory and Awareness in Anaesthesia III
Conference Dates: 1995 Jun
Conference Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
ISBN: 90-232-3084-1
Publisher: Van Gorcum & Co  
Location: Assen, Netherlands
Date Published: 1996-01-01
Start Page: 219
End Page: 223
Language: English
ACCESSION: 1996-98478-026
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: Book Chapter: 26 -- Source: PsycINFO
MSK Authors
  1. Robert A Veselis
    94 Veselis
  2. Ruth A Reinsel
    79 Reinsel
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