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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nootropic Agents" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Nootropic Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 91 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2011
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.