no·o·tro·pic .nō-ə-'trō-pik, -'träp-ik adj of, relating to, or promoting the enhancement of cognition and memory and the facilitation of learning <\nootropic drugs>
nootropic n a nootropic substance and esp. a drug called also smart drug

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noo·tro·pic (no″o-troґpik) [Gr. noos, nous mind + -tropic] having positive effects on organically impaired cognition or nervous system function; said of certain drugs.

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