"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.
- Nootropic Agents
- Agents, Nootropic
- Cognitive Enhancers
- Enhancers, Cognitive
- Nootropic Drugs
- Drugs, Nootropic
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Nootropic Agents" by people in Profiles.
Donepezil for postoperative delirium. Psychosomatics. 2003 Sep-Oct; 44(5):437-8.
The biological basis of behavioral symptoms in dementia. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2000 Jan-Feb; 21(1):91-107.