psychotropic

adjective

psy·​cho·​tro·​pic ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce psychotropic (audio)
: acting on the mind
psychotropic drugs
psychotropic noun

Examples of psychotropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The product contains Delta 9 THC in higher doses, meaning consumers are more likely to experience intense psychotropic effects. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 Prepare to be amazed by the extraordinary potency of this premium-grade cannabinoid, which provides a fully legal, psychotropic high. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2023 The deity Shiva was reportedly a stoner, and devotees honored him by stuffing charas into clay or stone pipes called chillums, and entering psychotropic trances. Sean Williams, Harper's Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 Like other psychotropic medications, antipsychotics work by tinkering with neurotransmitters. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2023 Our approach veers away from traditional psychotropic medications and conventional Westernized methods, favoring holistic, harm-reduction strategies. Sonia Singh, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 Lifestyle changes combined with psychotropic medication and even therapy are more likely to effectively enact change. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 15 Sep. 2023 There is political pressure against other vaccines, antidepressants and psychotropic medicines, among others, former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and former Principal Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein wrote in an editorial published Thursday in the journal Science. Jen Christensen, CNN, 14 Apr. 2023 The binding of delta-8 THC with these receptors results in psychotropic effects that are typically milder compared to those induced by delta-9 THC. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psychotropic was in 1948

Dictionary Entries Near psychotropic

Cite this Entry

“Psychotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychotropic. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychotropic

1 of 2 adjective
psy·​cho·​tro·​pic ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce psychotropic (audio)
: acting on the mind
psychotropic drugs

psychotropic

2 of 2 noun
: a psychotropic substance (as a drug)
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