Aniracetam is a type of nootropic. This is a group of substances that enhance brain function. Some forms, such as caffeine, are naturally derived. Others are synthetically made into drugs. Aniracetam falls into the latter category.
Other racetams include Oxiracetam and Piracetam.
Piracetam is in the racetams group, with chemical name 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide. It is a derivative of the neurotransmitter GABA and shares the same 2-oxo-pyrrolidone base structure with pyroglutamic acid. Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid).
Other racetams include Oxiracetam and Aniracetam.