nootropic

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no·o·tro·pic

 (nō′ə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Enhancing or improving cognitive function: a nootropic drug; nootropic supplements.
n.
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, mind + -tropic.]

nootropic

(ˌnəʊəˈtrəʊpɪk)
adj
(Pharmacology) (of a drug) acting on the mind, in such a way as to improve cognitive function
n
(Pharmacology) a nootropic drug
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