In medicine, the effect of increasing the potency or effectiveness of a drug or other treatment.

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  • potentiation — Increase in quantal release at a synapse following repetitive stimulation. Whereas facilitation at synapses lasts a few hundred milliseconds, potentiation may last minutes to hours …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • potentiation — noun see potentiate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potentiation — See potentiate. * * * …   Universalium

  • potentiation — noun The action of a substance, at a dose that does not itself have an adverse action, in enhancing the effect of another substance See Also: potentiate …   Wiktionary

  • potentiation — Interaction between two or more drugs or agents resulting in a pharmacologic response greater than the sum of individual responses to each drug or agent. * * * po·ten·ti·a·tion (po ten″she aґshən) 1. the increasing of potency;… …   Medical dictionary

  • potentiation — n. increase of intensity, increase of strength; increase of ability, increase of capability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • potentiation — noun Physiology the increase in strength of nerve impulses along pathways which have been used previously, either short term or long term …   English new terms dictionary

  • potentiation — po·ten·ti·a·tion …   English syllables

  • potentiation — noun (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously • Derivationally related forms: ↑potentiate • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty • Hypernyms: ↑synergy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long-term potentiation — (LTP) is a persistent increase in synaptic strength following high frequency stimulation of a chemical synapse. Studies of LTP are often carried out in slices of the hippocampus, an important organ for learning and memory. In such studies,… …   Wikipedia

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