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piracetam

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noun pir·ac·e·tam \ˌpī(-ə)r-ˈa-sə-ˌtam\

Definition of piracetam

  1. :  an amine C6H10N2O2 that has been used as a nootropic



Origin and Etymology of piracetam

International Scientific Vocabulary pir- (alteration of pyrrolidine, a pyrrole derivative) + acetamide


First Known Use: 1972


Medical Dictionary

piracetam

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noun pir·ac·e·tam \ˌpī(ə)r-ˈas-ə-ˌtam\

Medical Definition of piracetam

  1. :  a derivative C6H10N2O2 of pyrrolidine that has been used as a nootropic




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