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Definition of Psychotropic drug

Psychotropic drug: Any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior. Some legal drugs, such as lithium for bipolar disorder, are psychotropic. Many illicit drugs, such as cocaine, are also psychotropic. Also known as psychodynamic drug.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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