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psychotropic

Line breaks: psy¦cho|trop¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊpɪk
 
, ˌsʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈtrɒpɪk
 
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Definition of psychotropic in English:

adjective

Relating to or denoting drugs that affect a person’s mental state: a psychotropic drug myristicin has psychotropic properties
More example sentences
  • It now constitutes a criminal offense to supply a person with narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, or to incite other persons to use such drugs or substances, even when no material or personal benefit is intended.
  • The use of psychotropic drugs complicates the ongoing assessment of mental status, can impair the patient's ability to understand or cooperate with treatment, and is associated with a greater incidence of falls.
  • The immediate impact of psychotropic drugs on one's mental condition, for better or for worse, provides experimental proof for the relative materiality of our minds.

noun

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A psychotropic drug.
Example sentences
  • I favor legalization, and not just of pot but of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, meth, psychotropics, mushrooms and LSD.
  • In addition to marijuana, cocaine, and crack cocaine, the illicit drugs reported in the survey included hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, and psychotropics.
  • Back in Japan, Nakamura first heard of words like cocaine and psychotropics on television, and later she was impressed with a campaign against drug abuse that was started in her school.

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