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

Definition of psychotropic

: acting on the mind psychotropic drugs

Other Words from psychotropic

psychotropic noun

Examples of psychotropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her character is a psychiatrist who used to prescribe psychotropic drugs and now prescribes them to herself. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 The screen does not test for psychotropic medication. Carol Robinson |, al, 21 Mar. 2022 In addition to youths not being evaluated by health workers within four days of admission, the previous violations that were remedied included poor record keeping for youths who were taking psychotropic medicine. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 This psychotropic production aired last month, when the San Francisco 49ers upset the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs. Jake Nevins, The Atlantic, 7 Feb. 2022 Deaths involving psychotropic drugs primarily involve crystal meth. Casey B. Mulligan, National Review, 8 Feb. 2022 Bufo is the venom of the Sonoran desert toad, Bufo alvarius, which contains the molecule 5-MeO-DMT, one of the most potent psychotropic drugs ever discovered. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, 20 Jan. 2022 Back in Cambridge, two young psychologists, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, were at the same time exploring the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind. David E. Carpenter, Forbes, 8 June 2021 July 7, 2011 - Before a federal appeals panel, the defense argues that forcing Loughner to take mind-altering psychotropic drugs violates his rights. CNN, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of psychotropic

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychotropic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for psychotropic


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



Medical Definition of psychotropic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a psychotropic substance (as a drug)


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