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(sī'kō-trop'ik, -trō'pik),
Capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior; denoting drugs used in the treatment of mental illnesses.
[psycho- + G. tropē, a turning]
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(sī′kə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
Having an altering effect on perception, emotion, or behavior. Used especially of a drug.
A psychotropic drug or other agent.
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Capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior; denoting drugs used in the treatment of mental illnesses.
[psycho- + G. tropē, a turning]
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