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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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There is currently ongoing research into using Nootropics for clinical purposes such as treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and other degenerative neurological conditions.
Additional electrolytes, multivitamins, and Nootropics increase focus, decrease stress, and supplement necessary daily nutrients.
Presently, over 10 nootropics, developed for the treatment of AD and VD and other dementias, are at the late R&D stage (clinical stage III and afterwards).
Nootropics are a new class of supplements for improving brain function, and several other specialized supplements are discussed.
Cognitive-enhancing drugs, or nootropics, have been around for a long time.
Nova Anthem by Lower Dens are one of my favourite bands and this song from their most recent album Nootropics reminds me of seeing them a week after our first ever gig, which happened to be at the same venue.
One exception is Nootropics (using medication like Ritalin for enhancement, not treatment), an area that Christian psychologists need to be ready to address in terms of ethics and practicalities.
Psychodermatology - the study of how our emotional state affects our skin - is the new buzzword in beauty and a leader in the field is Dr Linda Papadopoulos, whose skincare range contains ingredients known as nootropics, which encourage the release of 'feelgood' chemicals in the body to de-stress the mind.
explain how herbs, nutrients, vitamins, nootropics, hormones, and mind-body practices can aid in mental health areas like mood and anxiety disorders; disorders of cognition and memory, such as Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury; attention-deficit disorder and learning disabilities; sexual enhancement, fertility, and other life-stage issues; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; mental health issues due to medical illnesses like fibromyalgia, cancer, and HIV; substance abuse; and to counteract medication side effects.
Nootropics is a daunting listen, but it's also extremely enjoyable, and that's because even at her most far out, she has an understanding of what makes an album feel big.
It is apparent that the failures and inconsistencies inherent in anti doping policy in sport will be mirrored in academia unless a reasonable and realistic approach to the issue of nootropics is adopted," he claimed.