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psychotropic

[sahy-koh-troh-pik] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug.
noun
2.
a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant.
Origin of psychotropic
1945-1950
1945-50; psycho- + -tropic
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psychotropic

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
another word for psychoactive
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Word Origin and History for psychotropic
adj.

1956, from psycho- + Greek -tropos "turning," from trepein (see trope). Hence, what "turns" the mind.

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psychotropic in Medicine

psychotropic psy·cho·tro·pic (sī'kə-trō'pĭk, -trŏp'ĭk)
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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