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psychotropic

 [si″ko-trop´ik]

psy·cho·trop·ic

(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]

psychotropic

/psy·cho·tro·pic/ (si″ko-tro´pik) exerting an effect on the mind; capable of modifying mental activity; said especially of drugs.

psychotropic

(sī′kə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Having an altering effect on perception, emotion, or behavior. Used especially of a drug.
n.
A psychotropic drug or other agent.

psychotropic

[-trop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + trepein, to turn
exerting an effect on the mind or modifying mental activity, as in psychotropic medications.

psy·cho·tro·pic

(sī'kō-trō'pik)
Capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior; denoting drugs used in the treatment of mental illnesses.
[psycho- + G. tropē, a turning]

psychotropic

drug/agent used to treat mental illness

psychotropic (sīˈ·kō·trōˑ·pik),

adj concerns drugs that affect the mind and influence behavior.

psychotropic

capable of modifying mental activity.

psychotropic drugs
the important groups in veterinary medicine are the phenothiazine, thioxanthene, butyrophenone and benzodiazepine derivatives.
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