Racetams are synthetic compounds that share a structure called a pyrrolidone nucleus. Many racetams are classified as a nootropic and show promise for improving brain function.

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Racetams are a group of synthetic nootropic compounds. All racetams have a structure in common, called the pyrrolidone skeleton.

Racetams are based off of their parent, piracetam. Since racetams have structural differences, their properties and effects vary.

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Racemic (a term used to refer to configuration of a molecule)

(Common misspellings for Racetam include racetam, ractam)