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 (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, mind + -tropic.]


(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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VIENNA -- Recombinant human erythropoietin appears to be a cognitive enhancer in patients with unipolar or bipolar depression accompanied by cognitive impairment, Kamilla W Miskowiak, PhD, reported at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
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From a science and medicine standpoint, we felt this was an interesting study, both because it would allow us to examine if Alpha BRAIN was indeed efficacious as a cognitive enhancer, and also due to the complete dearth of rigorous scientific and methodologically sound studies that have been performed on similar supplements to date," principal investigator Todd Solomon, Ph.
One exception is the drug Memantine, FDA-approved as a cognitive enhancer in moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.
Thus, from the above probable mode of action of Curcumin extract, if purified may be very essential for delaying the progress of AD as well as for use as cognitive enhancer.
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candidate in psychopharmacology at King's College, London, and her colleagues found that modafinil had significant positive effects in 7 outcome measures out of 56, which was not robust enough to warrant promoting the drug as a cognitive enhancer in that group.
BrainExcell's focus on 100% natural, premium quality ingredients was borne of a desire to create an effective cognitive enhancer free from side effects.
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In July 2011, Onnit released Alpha-BRAIN, its flagship cognitive enhancer, and they haven't looked back since.

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