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psy·cho·trop·ic drug

any drug that affects the mind.

psychotropic drug

Psychoactive drug Pharmacology A drug that affects brain activities associated with mental processes and behavior Categories Anti-psychotics; antidepressants; antianxiety drugs or anxiolytics; hypnotics. See Antidepressant, antipsychotic, Anxiolytic, Hypnotic.

psychotropic drug

A drug that affects psychic function, behavior, or experience. Many drugs can be classed as intentionally psychotropic, but many other drugs also occasionally may produce undesired psychotropic side effects.
See also: drug
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