nootropic

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no·o·trop·ic

(nō-ō-trop'ik),
Denotes an agent having an effect on memory.

nootropic

[nō·ətrop′ik]
a chemical designed to increase brain metabolism.

nootropic

adjective Referring to a nootropic agent.
 
noun Any agent—drug, functional food, nutraceutical or nutritional supplement—which is thought to improve mental function, including attention, cognition, concentration, memory or motivation, allegedly by increasing the availability of neurotransmitters, enzymes or hormones, and by increasing O2 delivery or stimulating neural activity.

There is little clinical evidence that most agents advertised as nootropics actually work as advertised.

nootropic

(nō″ă-trŏp′ĭk) [Gr. nous, mind + tropikos, turning, affecting]
Capable of improving or preserving memory, of potentiating learning, or of preventing cognitive decline or dementia.
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He has spent 30 years in research, specializing in the therapeutic and pharmacological areas of nootropes, anti-neurodegenerative (anti-Alzheimer's), anti-epileptic, anti-depressive and prototype molecules.
He brings over 36 years of experience in the public and institutional sector for research and synthesis of prototype molecules of nootropes, anti-neurodegenerative (anti-Alzheimer), anti-epileptic, anti-depression prototype molecules.
Vamvakides has spent 30 years in research, focusing on the therapeutic and pharmacological areas of nootropes, anti-neurodegenerative (anti-Alzheimer's), anti-epileptic, anti-depressive and prototype molecules.