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The pharmacology of actoprotectors: Practical application for improvement of mental and physical performance

Title
The pharmacology of actoprotectors: Practical application for improvement of mental and physical performance
Authors
Oliynyk S.Oh S.
Ewha Authors
오세관
SCOPUS Author ID
오세관scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Biomolecules and Therapeutics
ISSN
1976-9148JCR Link
Citation
vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 446 - 456
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Actoprotectors are preparations that enhance body stability against physical loads without increasing oxygen consumption or heat production. Or, in short, actoprotectors are synthetic adaptogens with a significant capacity to improve physical performance. This paper explores the history of actoprotectors' development, their pharmacological properties, mechanism of action, and practical application to the improvement of mental and physical performance. A brief summary of the clinico-pharmacological characteristics of the main representatives of this class (bemitil and bromantane) is provided. Some other synthesized compounds, and even natural ones such as ginseng, also are regarded as potential actoprotectors, and these are treated herein as well. Actoprotectors, owing to their wide-ranging pharmacological activities, high efficiency and safety, can be applied under either normal or extreme conditions. © 2012 The Korean Society of Applied Pharmacology.
DOI
10.4062/biomolther.2012.20.5.446
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