- affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug.
- a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant.
Origin of psychotropic
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Examples from the Web for psychotropic
So, in 2005, he decided to take the vast majority of psychotropic substances and prescription pills out of his work.The Gray Lady Gets an Artistic Makeover
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If a child is dosed with psychotropic drugs throughout the process of growing up, what does that mean for their sense of agency?Generation Rx? Review of ‘Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up’
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The science behind the psychotropic effects of the JWH-018 compound is not yet complete.How to Buy 'Pot' On Amazon
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Instead, he wants to uncover a conspiracy of psychotropic drug experiments.Shutter Island: Masterpiece or Dud?
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Psychotropic drugs can be used by themselves or in conjunction with psychotherapy.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
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- another word for psychoactive
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Word Origin and History for psychotropic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. Used especially of a drug.
- A psychotropic drug or other agent.
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