adaptogen

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Borrowed from Russian адаптоген (adaptogen), coined by Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev, equivalent to adapt +‎ -o- +‎ -gen.

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adaptogen (plural adaptogens)

  1. (medicine) Any natural herbal substance (such as ginseng) that is supposed to help the body adapt to stress, and to exert a normalizing effect upon body functions.
    • 2022 March 2, Erin Woo; Kevin Roose, “This Social Club Runs On Crypto Tokens and Vibes”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      As members sipped from their glasses, Joey Rubin, a leader of the group’s Los Angeles chapter, explained that the drink contained adaptogens, herbs said to increase focus and stimulate creativity.

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