Definition of nootropic in English:

nootropic

Line breaks: noo|trop¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌnəʊəˈtrəʊpɪk
 
, -ˈtrɒpɪk/

adjective

  • (Of a drug) used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions.
    More example sentences
    • The medical drugs such as corticosteroids, nootropic and diuretic remedies were selectively administered by considering each patient's pathological condition.

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Origin

1970s: from French nootrope (from Greek noos 'mind' + tropē 'turning') + -ic.

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