NOOTROPICS AGENTS: PHARMACEUTICAL ASPECT, COMMON EXAMPLES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Nootropics compounds are one of the important categories of medicinal agents act as cognitive enhancers and neuroprotective. These agents mainly used to improve memory related functioning of brain. Nootropic compounds exhibited various neural activities and boost functioning of central nervous system including improvement of intellectual, memory and learning capacity. These agents also offer significant relief in various neurodegenerative disorders such as parkinson disease and alzheimer disease. Drugs, nutraceuticals, supplements and functional foods may be used as nootropics agents to enhance concentration and memory. Various synthetic & semi synthetic agents, material from natural origin such as; herbs, animal products and minerals may also act as potent nootropic agents. This article presented a pharmaceutical consideration of nootropic agents in a view to explore this area for future perspective.
Keywords: Nootropics, Memory, Cognitive, Brain, Neuroprotective
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