Definitions for piracetam
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A nootropic drug, 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide.
Piracetam is a nootropic. Piracetam's chemical name is 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide; it shares the same 2-oxo-pyrrolidone base structure with 2-oxo-pyrrolidine carboxylic acid. Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of GABA. It is one of the group of racetams. Piracetam is prescribed by doctors for some conditions, mainly myoclonus, but is used off-label for a much wider range of applications.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A compound suggested to be both a nootropic and a neuroprotective agent.
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