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Meaning of "nootropic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOOTROPIC

nootropic  [ˌnəʊəˈtrəʊpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOOTROPIC

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Nootropic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NOOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nootropic

Nootropics, also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that purportedly improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention, and concentration. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind," and τρέπειν trepein meaning "to bend/turn". Nootropics are thought to work by altering the availability of the brain's supply of neurochemicals, by improving the brain's oxygen supply, or by stimulating nerve growth.

Definition of nootropic in the English dictionary

The definition of nootropic in the dictionary is a nootropic drug.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOOTROPIC


antientropic
ˌæntiːenˈtrəʊpɪk
Canopic
kəˈnəʊpɪk
gonadotropic
ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
gopik
ˈɡəʊpɪk
hemianopic
ˌhemɪəˈnəʊpɪk
meropic
meˈrəʊpɪk
nyctalopic
ˌnɪktəˈləʊpɪk
plagiotropic
ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
somatotropic
ˌsəʊmətəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
thigmotropic
ˌθɪɡməʊˈtrəʊpɪk
thyrotropic
ˌθaɪrəˈtrəʊpɪk
zoetropic
ˌzəʊɪˈtrəʊpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOOTROPIC

nook
nookie
nooklike
nooky
noology
noometry
noon
noonday
nooner
nooning
noontide
noontime
noop
Noordbrabant
Noordholland
noose
nooser
noosphere
Nootka
nopal

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOOTROPIC

adrenocorticotropic
anisotropic
anthropic
azeotropic
entropic
inotropic
ionotropic
isentropic
isotropic
lipotropic
misanthropic
neotropic
neurotropic
orthotropic
philanthropic
pleiotropic
psychotropic
thermotropic
thixotropic
topic
tropic

Synonyms and antonyms of nootropic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nootropic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOOTROPIC

Find out the translation of nootropic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nootropic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nootropic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

促智
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nootrópico
570 millions of speakers

English

nootropic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

nootropic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منشط الذهن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ноотропные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nootrópico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

nootropic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nootropic
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nootropik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nootrope
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

向知性薬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

nootropic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nootropic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nootropic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nootropic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नोोट्रोपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nutropik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nootropic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nootropowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ноотропні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nootropic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοοτρόπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nootropic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nootropic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nootropic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nootropic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOOTROPIC»

The term «nootropic» is regularly used and occupies the 70.660 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOOTROPIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nootropic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOOTROPIC»

Discover the use of nootropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nootropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Brain Mechanisms and Psychotropic Drugs
The term nootropic drug was created by Giurgea26 in 1972, who also developed a pharmacological characterization of this heterogeneous group of substances. Research for developing new nootropic drugs is mostly focused on their efficacy  ...
Andrius Baskys, Gary Remington, 1996
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Behavioural Models in Psychopharmacology: Theoretical, ...
Nootropic drugs are already widely prescribed to elderly patients in some countries, with Italy being the largest user among western countries (Spagnoli & Tognoni, 1983). The nootropics do not form a distinct pharmacological category,  ...
Paul Willner, 1991
3
Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and ...
... tropic Neuractiv® oxiracetam Nootropic Neuromet® oxiracetam Nootropic Neurotin® gabapentin Antiepileptic Noctec® chloral hydrate Sedati ve - hypnotic Nootron® piracetam Nootropic Nootrop® piracetam Nootropic Nootropil® piracetam ...
John Scott Werry, Michael G. Aman, 1999
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Nootropics: Modafinil, Methylphenidate, Nootropic, Adderall, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, Source: Wikipedia, 2010
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The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs, Second Edition
11. ANTI-ALZHEIMER. AND. NOOTROPIC. HERBS. Elderly people, after age 65 or older, occasionally show certain types of neurological or mental disfunction. They may suffer a kind of degenerative disease of the nervous system, they may  ...
Kee C. Huang, 1998
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Lexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences
Nonulcer dyspepsia has been diagnosed as dysmotility-like dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux-like dyspepsia, aeropha- gia, and essential dyspepsia. nootropic drug Psychotropic compound that acts directly on the higher integrative brain ...
Frank J. Ayd, 2000
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Hypericum: The genus Hypericum
1988). Thus the neurochemical effects indicated by IHp can explain its nootropic and anxiolytic actions, particularly the induced decrease in 5-HT turnover, as indicated by a decrease in 5-HT and 5-HIAA levels in rat brain (Kumar et al. 2001a).
Edzard Ernst, 2003
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Nootropic Activity of Ayurvedic Formulations: A Comparative ...
This book, therefore, provides the methods and guidelines for testing the efficacy of such formulations. The book mainly focuses on evaluation of safety and efficacy of formulations in preclinical behavioral models.
Rahul Adnaik, Nilofar Naikwade, 2010
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Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and ...
The term nootropic was introduced to describe a group of drugs that have the ability to improve certain brain mechanisms ... The hypothesized main features of nootropic agents, in addition to the ability to enhance memory and learning, are the ...
S. M. Stahl, Stephen M. Stahl, 2000
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Nootropic: Drug, Pharmacology, Nutraceutical, Functional ...
However the efficacy of nootropic substances in most cases has not been conclusively determined. This is complicated by the difficulty of defining and quantifying cognition and intelligence.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOOTROPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nootropic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
What is Modafinil – Is Provigil The Most Effective Nootropic
A survey comprising 162 redditors and members of Longecity Brain Health forum, people who actively experimented with nootropics, rated ... «Gazette Review, Jul 15»
2
Quoted: This is your brain on 'smart' drugs, aka
For example, San Francisco-based Nootrobox offers a daily nootropic, as well as a “short-term focus agent.” Entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who ... «SiliconBeat, Jul 15»
3
Get ahead in Silicon Valley: take nootropic brain drugs
What's left under the nootropic umbrella is a dizzying array of over-the-counter supplements, prescription drugs and unclassified research ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Top 10 New Health Benefits of Green Tea
While green tea shouldn't be mistaken for some sort of magical nootropic, incorporating it into your lifestyle should certainly help improve your ... «Gazette Review, Jul 15»
5
The Rise of Cognitive Enhancers is a Mass Social Experiment
... dementia pills – there's a growing range of over-the-counter “nootropic” supplements, which enhance memory and other cognitive capacities, ... «h+ Magazine, Jun 15»
6
'Lucy' and 'Colombiana' Sequels Are in Development
Produced for the just $40 million, the sci-fi film about a woman who gains superhuman abilities after absorbing a nootropic drug into her ... «Comic Book Resources, Jun 15»
7
Market size of oxiracetam in China is expected to keep growing in …
Oxiracetam, a derivative of pyrrolidone, was first synthesized by ISF in 1974. It is a nootropic drug whose oral preparation and injection entered ... «WhaTech, Jun 15»
8
Smart Regulation For Smart Drugs
Editor's note: Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are co-founders of Nootrobox, an e-commerce nootropic company. “For the modern mad men ... «TechCrunch, May 15»
9
9 Reasons Elite Entrepreneurs Are Using Study Pills to Crush Work
These neurotransmitters are increased by nootropic intake, specifically with bacopa monnieri and vitamin B12, which are both in Neurofuse, the ... «NextShark, May 15»
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What Are Nootropics? Why Successful People Are Using Them For …
Focus – Caffeine is the most well known nootropic that improves focus, but there are a range of others that provide focus with a sense of clarity ... «Elite Daily, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nootropic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nootropic>. Dec 2019 ».
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