Dose-related physostigmine-induced ventricular arrhythmia: Case report

Maurice W Dysken, D. S. Janowsky

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Abstract

Physostigmine, a centrally-acting cholinesterase inhibitor, has been shown to have potential as a treatment for primary degenerative dementia. In an experiment to test its effects, i.v. physostigmine caused the onset of unifocal premature contractions and runs of bigeminy in an 85-year-old man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-447
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume46
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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