Definition of psychotropic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsīkəˈtrōpik/


Relating to or denoting drugs that affect a person’s mental state.
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.


A psychotropic drug.
Example sentences
  • While TCAs were the most prescribed psychotropic in 1988, by 1994, SSRI prescriptions nearly reached their numbers.
  • Every single psychotropic on the previous list has been tested with a taper since I inherited this patient several years ago.

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Syllabification: psy·cho·tro·pic

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