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psychotropic

[ sahy-koh-troh-pik ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪk /
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adjective
affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug.
noun
a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant.

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Origin of psychotropic

First recorded in 1945–50; psycho- + -tropic
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British Dictionary definitions for psychotropic

psychotropic
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk) /

adjective
another word for psychoactive
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Medical definitions for psychotropic

psychotropic
[ sī′kə-trōpĭk, -trŏpĭk ]

adj.
Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. Used especially of a drug.
n.
A psychotropic drug or other agent.
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