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(of a drug) used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions.
- ‘The medical drugs such as corticosteroids, nootropic and diuretic remedies were selectively administered by considering each patient's pathological condition.’
A nootropic drug.
- ‘If only he hadn't blown his brain out on nootropics.’
1970s: from French nootrope (from Greek noos ‘mind’ + tropē ‘turning’) + -ic.
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