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 Many people are afraid of tripping and people with a history of psychosis and a family history of schizophrenia should not take psychotropic drugs. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Besides, the alternative to Currier’s treatment for Robin would be the kind of psychotropic pills that have already dulled so many of the world’s young people into resignation over environmental decimation. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Failing to properly oversee medication administration and unnecessary use of psychotropic drugs. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 15 Sep. 2021 The dangers of psychotropic drugs in the heat has been known since 1995, when 100 people died in five days in Milwaukee. jsonline.com, 31 Aug. 2021 And many psychotropic drugs can cause daytime sleepiness that harms the quality of nighttime rest. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 18 Nov. 2017 It, and all that came before, was a parade of exuberance, a kind of aural psychotropic medicine, dispensed by Doc Martín, to lift moods. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2021 Webber refused to take psychotropic medication for her mental illness. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, 11 June 2021 The psychedelic experience is an obstacle to mainstream adoption for a few reasons: many people are afraid of tripping and people with a history of psychosis and a family history of schizophrenia should not take psychotropic drugs. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of psychotropic

1948, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2021

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“Psychotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychotropic. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for psychotropic

psychotropic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of psychotropic

: 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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