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tr.v. po·ten·ti·at·ed, po·ten·ti·at·ing, po·ten·ti·ates
To make (something, especially a drug or a metabolic or chemical reaction) effective or more effective.

[From Latin potentia, power; see potential.]

po·ten′ti·a′tion n.


(Medicine) the act of potentiating
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Noun1.potentiation - (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
synergism, synergy - the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
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Carbapenamase and metallo-[beta]-lactamase (MBL) production by these isolates was confirmed by modified Hodge's test and disc potentiation method, respectively.
The critical importance of HBsAg reduction below 1IU/mL was emphasized by the lack of potentiation of pegIFN in three patients who achieved HBsAg levels as low as 16.
By contrast, topiramate, but not phenytoin, showed an excitatory effect on contraction in tetanic potentiation.
This multimedia platform makes complex concepts easily digestible, such as the difference between central sensitization, long-term potentiation, and wind-up.
Their topics include a theoretical model of state transition of CaM-dependent protein kinase II, the bi-directionality of synaptic pathways related to long-term potentiation and long-term depression, the uncertainty quantification of models related to synaptic plasticity, and synaptic plasticity in dementia: Alzheimer's disease and the role of calcium.
Prior conditioning exercises with appropriate intensities and volumes can induce post-activation potentiation (PAP).
Trotti and colleagues have previously shown that most patients with central hypersomnolence have abnormal potentiation of GABA-A receptors in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
1) Chambers of potentiation of light or vision devices (1 Unit)
However, the mechanisms that underlie the potentiation of the effects of fenretinide by p75NTR are incompletely understood.
This concept is based on a phenomenon called post-activation potentiation (PAP) that is defined as an acute enhancement of muscular power output produced by performing a preload stimulus before an actual activity (3).
EDTA disc potentiation using ceftazidime, ceftizoxime, cefepime, and Cefotaxime: We used EDTA disc potentiation with four cephalosporins (ceftazidime, ceftizoxime, cefepime, and cefotaxime).
Influence of postactivation potentiation on sprinting performance in professional rugby players.