December 1975
Volume 14, Issue 12
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The effects of acetazolamide on the human electroretinogram.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 1975, Vol.14, 935-937. doi:
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      B Stanescu, J Michiels; The effects of acetazolamide on the human electroretinogram.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1975;14(12):935-937.

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Abstract

The effects of acetazolamied on the cerebral circulation and metabolism was previously shown to be due to a raised PCO2 in brain tissue. The effects of the drug on the human electroretinogram (ERG) are investigated in fifteen human volunteer subjects. A significant increase in the b-wave was found. A similitude with the mechanism of acetazolamide administration in brain and retinal tissue seems to be a possible explanation.

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