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Nootropic Agents

"Nootropic Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Drugs used to specifically facilitate learning or memory, particularly to prevent the cognitive deficits associated with dementias. These drugs act by a variety of mechanisms. While no potent nootropic drugs have yet been accepted for general use, several are being actively investigated.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nootropic Agents" by people in this website by year, and whether "Nootropic Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2012
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