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potentiator

(pəˈtɛnʃɪˌeɪtə)
n
(Medicine) a reactant or reagent that enhances the action of a drug
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Beta-glucans activate or potentiate both innate and adaptive immune responses and have been described as "biological response modifiers" and "host defense" potentiators.
While potentiators are an established part of CF therapy, there remains significant room for improvement in this critical component of therapy, and we believe PTI-808, with potential once a day dosing regimen, offers the potential to fill this gap, said Meenu Chhabra, president and chief executive officer of Proteostasis Therapeutics.
This developmental perspective has a clear relevance in understanding how this latent liability for psychosis is influenced by social learning opportunities, psychosocial stress factors, and polygenetic potentiators playing a crucial role, during maturation, in the clinical expression of psychotic disorders as well as other possible developmental trajectories (e.
GATA transcription factors as potentiators of gut endoderm differentiation.
According to Albert Babik, general manager, Jeen International Corporation, Fairfield, NJ, Jeecide Chloro-Lo is chlorphenesin, a preservative with antibacterial and antifungal properties that can be used alone or in conjunction with other preservatives and potentiators in leave-on or rinse-off products.
These technologies enable the development of both novel antibiotics and potentiators of existing antibiotics which have the potential to transform their spectrum of activity and resistance profile.
Snake venom protein (such as phospholipase A2 metalloproteinases serinoproteases L-amino acid oxidases lectin and other) and peptides (brady kinin potentiators analgesic peptides and other) have found practical application as pharmaceutical agents with significant therapeutic values.
The company has developed a number of potentiators, or substances that may increase the activity of a particular protein.
The available research indicates that plant polyphenols, in particular those of tea (Camellia sinensis), are potent inhibitors of iron absorption from the GIT, and suggests that in combination with the avoidance of known potentiators of iron uptake (meat, alcohol, fructose and vitamin C) consumption of tea polyphenols may be beneficial in individuals with HH and aid in the management of their condition.
They act as potentiators at inhibitory GABA receptors, which are relatively unoccupied in alcohol withdrawal (Kahn et al.