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no·o·tro·pic (nō′ə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
Enhancing or improving cognitive function: a nootropic drug; nootropic supplements.
A nootropic drug or other agent.
[Coined in 1972 by Romanian psychologist and chemist Corneliu E. Giurgea (1923-1995)
: Greek noo-
, combining form of nous
(Pharmacology) (of a drug) acting on the mind, in such a way as to improve cognitive function
(Pharmacology) a nootropic drug
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Specific modulation of social memory in rats by cholinomimetic and nootropic drugs
, by benzodiazepine inverse agonists, but not by psychostimulants.
improve learning and memory consolidation without affecting other parts of the central nervous system (CNS), and are usually non-toxic even at high doses.
are becoming increasingly popularized in western countries.