[ noh-uh-trop-ik, ‐troh-pik ]
/ ˌnoʊ əˈtrɒp ɪk, ‐ˈtroʊ pɪk /
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(of a drug or other substance) capable of enhancing memory, concentration, or other cognitive functions and of preventing cognitive decline: Each capsule contains six different nootropic substances.
Also called smart drug. a drug or other substance that enhances memory, concentration, or other cognitive functions: The effectiveness, and safety, of certain nootropics remain debatable.
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Origin of nootropic
First recorded in 1970–75; <Greek nóo(s) “mind” + -tropic
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Fortunately, the vegan superfood bars are tasty on the inside, each featuring Lion’s Mane, a nootropic mushroom that boosts brain function while targeting nerve damage, anxiety, and depression.Must-have gadgets and accessories for safer winter (and pandemic) travel|Rachel King|November 6, 2020|Fortune