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potentize

(ˈpəʊtənˌtaɪz) or

potentise

vb (tr)
to make more potent, esp. a drug
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Homeopathic remedies are diluted dramatically through a process called potentization, a vigorous shaking procedure that is believed to actually increase the potency of the final product.
Potentization means that a substance is diluted successively to minimize toxicity, but it must be agitated or shaken between dilutions or it will be without therapeutic benefit.
This modification is perpetuated through the potentization process and is not diminished but strengthened with increased cycles of dilution and shaking.
In addition to the "Law of Similars" is the principle of potentization.
But this second homeopathic principle, which he called the Law of Potentization, directly contradicts a central tenet of pharmacology: the "dose-response relationship," the idea that to increase a drug's effect, you must use a larger dosage.