Acute cortisone administration impairs retrieval of long-term declarative memory in humans

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Figure 1: Effects of administering a single oral dose of cortisone (25 mg) on distinct memory phases.

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We thank K. Henke and K. Kräuchi for comments on the manuscript and C. Kirschbaum for cortisol analysis. Research was supported by the Roche Research Foundation (D.Q.), the Swiss National Science Foundation (3232-058420.99; D.Q.) and a Ralph W. and Leona Gerard Family Trust Fellowship (B.R.).

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de Quervain, D., Roozendaal, B., Nitsch, R. et al. Acute cortisone administration impairs retrieval of long-term declarative memory in humans. Nat Neurosci 3, 313–314 (2000) doi:10.1038/73873

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