- Capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior; denoting drugs used in the treatment of mental illnesses. [psycho- + G. trope, a turning]
* * *psy·cho·tro·pic .sī-kə-'trō-pik adj acting on the mind <\psychotropic drugs>psychotropic n a psychotropic substance (as a drug)
* * *adj.describing drugs that affect mood. antidepressant, sedative, stimulant, and antipsychotic are psychotropic.
* * *psy·cho·tro·pic (si″ko-troґpik) [psycho- + -tropic] exerting an effect upon the mind; capable of modifying mental activity; usually applied to drugs that affect the mental state. Called also psychoactive.
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psychotropic — [sī΄kōträp′ik] adj. [ PSYCHO + TROPIC] having an altering effect on the mind, as tranquilizers, hallucinogens, etc. n. a psychotropic drug … English World dictionary
psychotropic — adj. See psychoactive The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 … Law dictionary
psychotropic — 1956, from PSYCHO (Cf. psycho ) + Gk. tropos turning, from trepein (see TROPE (Cf. trope)). Hence, what turns the mind … Etymology dictionary
psychotropic — adjective Date: 1948 acting on the mind < psychotropic drugs > • psychotropic noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
psychotropic — /suy koh troh pik/, adj. 1. affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood altering drug. n. 2. a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant. [1945 50; PSYCHO + TROPIC] * * * … Universalium
psychotropic — 1. adjective Affecting the mind or mental processes. Syn: psychoactive 2. noun A psychotropic drug or agent … Wiktionary
psychotropic — adj. Psychotropic is used with these nouns: ↑drug, ↑substance … Collocations dictionary
psychotropic — psy|cho|tro|pic [ˌsaıkəˈtrəupık US ˈtrou ] adj [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: psycho + tropic affecting (from Greek trope turning )] psychotropic drugs have an effect on your mind … Dictionary of contemporary English
psychotropic — [[t]sa͟ɪkoʊtrɒ̱pɪk[/t]] ADJ Psychotropic drugs are drugs that affect your mind … English dictionary
psychotropic — adj. describing drugs that affect mood. Antidepressants, sedatives, CNS stimulants, and antipsychotics are psychotropic … The new mediacal dictionary