psychotropic

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adjective psy·cho·tro·pic \ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik\

Definition of psychotropic

  1. :  acting on the mind <psychotropic drugs>

psychotropic

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Did You Know?

Psychotropic is used almost always to describe substances that we consume. Such substances are more numerous than you might think, and some have been known for thousands of years. Native American religions, for example, have used psychotropic substances derived from certain cactuses and mushrooms for centuries. Caffeine and nicotine can be called psychotropic. Psychotropic prescription drugs include antidepressants (such as Prozac) and tranquilizers (such as Valium). Any medication that blocks pain, from aspirin to the anesthetics used during surgery, can be considered a psychotropic drug. Even children are now prescribed psychotropic drugs, often to treat attention deficit disorder. And all recreational drugs are psychotropic. Psychoactive is a common synonym of psychotropic.

1948

First Known Use of psychotropic

1948


PSYCHOTROPIC Defined for English Language Learners

psychotropic

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adjective psy·cho·tro·pic \ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik\

Definition of psychotropic for English Language Learners

  • : having an effect on how the mind works


Medical Dictionary

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psychotropic

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adjective psy·cho·tro·pic \ˌsī-kə-ˈtrō-pik\

Medical Definition of psychotropic

  1. :  acting on the mind <psychotropic drugs>


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psychotropic

noun psy·cho·tro·pic

Medical Definition of psychotropic

  1. :  a psychotropic substance (as a drug)


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