psychotropic

adjective
psy·​cho·​tro·​pic | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce psychotropic (audio) \

Definition of psychotropic

: acting on the mind psychotropic drugs

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Other Words from psychotropic

psychotropic noun

Examples of psychotropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So little is known, even by prescribing psychiatrists, about how and why psychotropic medications work in the brain. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "Reiki Can’t Possibly Work. So Why Does It?," 7 Mar. 2020 In March 2017, a friend who lives in New Mexico, where medical marijuana is legal, mailed her Buddha Tears, a cannabis oil product containing cannabidiol (CBD), and THC, the psychotropic component of cannabis. Shayli Kipnis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsinites use cannabis as a medicine, but research and the law are not yet on their side," 21 Nov. 2019 He was put on a revolving list of heavy psychotropic medications — Depakote, Risperidone, Clonidine, Trazodone, Cogentin, Tenex, Concerta, Adderall — many of them concurrently. Washington Post, "His siblings were killed by their adoptive mother. He was left in foster care to suffer a more common fate.," 11 Dec. 2019 The school actions come as California health officials last week advised people to stop vaping both nicotine and THC, the psychotropic ingredient in marijuana. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Student vaping epidemic has area schools frantically mobilizing," 30 Sep. 2019 The report also addressed the question of whether children were being given psychotropic medications after media reports described the practice. Garance Burke, Twin Cities, "‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says Trump family-separation policy traumatized kids," 4 Sep. 2019 The report also addressed the question of whether children were being given psychotropic medications after media reports described the practice. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says separated kids traumatized," 4 Sep. 2019 The report also addressed the question of whether children were being given psychotropic medications after media reports described the practice. Colleen Long, Time, "Government Watchdog: Migrant Children Separated From Parents at Border Experiencing Serious Mental Health Problems," 4 Sep. 2019 Similarly, in the summer of 2018, based on the Flores settlement, a federal court barred immigration authorities from giving children psychotropic drugs without consent of parents or legal guardians. Kevin Johnson, The Conversation, "Changes for a landmark agreement mean immigrant children face harsher treatment in US," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of psychotropic

1948, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2020

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“Psychotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychotropic. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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psychotropic

adjective
How to pronounce psychotropic (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of psychotropic

technical : having an effect on how the mind works

psychotropic

adjective
psy·​cho·​tro·​pic | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce psychotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychotropic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: acting on the mind psychotropic drugs

psychotropic

noun

Medical Definition of psychotropic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a psychotropic substance (as a drug)

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