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Millar K, Jeffcoate WJ, Walder CP. 
“Vasopressin and memory: improvement in normal short-term recall and reduction of alcohol-induced amnesia”. 
Psychol Med. 1987 May 10;17(2):335-41.
The vasopressin analogue 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) has been shown in healthy male volunteers to cause significant improvement in short-term memory and to reduce alcohol-induced amnesia. There was no significant effect upon semantic retrieval or simple reaction time. It was concluded that vasopressin benefited the initial processes of consolidation and learning, while the reduction of the amnesic effects of alcohol may support the contentions of other authors that the peptide improves memory in states of mild amnesia.
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