Definitions

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  • n. Any substance purported to increase cognitive abilities.
  • n. A drug that enhances learning and memory and lacks the usual pharmacology of other psychotropic drugs (e.g. sedation, motor stimulation) and possesses very few side effects and extremely low toxicity.

Etymologies

Coined in 1972 by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νόος (noos, "mind") and τροπέω (tropeō, "to turn") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While it's too premature to use your phone too close to your head to get a boost in your exams in the near future, its possible use as a "nootropic" is certainly encouraging.

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  • Finally, the improved circulation from increased oxygen levels can produce nootropic (brain-stimulating) and anti-aging effects

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  • Interestingly enough, a constituent of Outlast has been demonstrated to actually assist in preventing the accumulation of adipose tissue along the flank and belly and it also has a positive neuropsychiatric effect - making it the first nootropic carbohydrate blend.

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  • Is nefiracetam a more efficacious nootropic than the eugeroics, such as modafinil, armodafinil, or adrafinil? en Español

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  • Many scientists suggest that taking ginkgo biloba will improve your memory by releasing nootropic or 都mart cell・properties into your system.

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  • Harel M, Pang Y-P, Silman I, Kozikowski A., et al. (1997) Structure of acetylcholinesterase complexed with the nootropic alkaloid, (-) - huperzine A. Nat Struct Biol 4: 57-63.

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  • Vital Focus ™ for Kids formula, Vital Nature has created a clinically effective ratio within the four categories of its nootropic complex: essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA), Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) B vitamins (B12 and B6), folic acid, and minerals (magnesium and zinc).

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  • It is reported to have nootropic effects, although research on this chemical has found both positive and negative potential results.

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  • Now, while this discovery might not be as nootropic-poppin 'as finding out that multi-flasking Clu Gulager was in the 60's kookifried outré folk group Miriam or that Ron Asheton of the Stooges was seriously tight with origi-Stooge, Larry Fine, and traded zany hair-pulling sound effects at the Elisha Cooked Actor's Home in L.A. with him (Asheton, I believe, was moonlighting at the time for the prestigious National Eye-Goink Monthly) … but it'll do.

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