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ISSN: 2637-6628

Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders

Opinion(ISSN: 2637-6628)

The Sodium Valproate: Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

Volume 1 - Issue 5

Jean Louis Bossu*

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    • Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, Strasbourg, France

    *Corresponding author: Jean Louis Bossu, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, INCI, ULP 5 rue Blaise Pascal 67000 Strasbourg, France

Received: August 1, 2018;   Published: August 29, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OJNBD.2018.01.000122

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The sodium valproate (VPA) is a very simple structural compound derived from the valeric acid produced by a plant “Valeriana officinalis”. Extract s of this this plant were used by the doctors of Ancient Greece to cure insomnia and by the Romans to treat palpitations and arrhythmia

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