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Noun1.sensitiser - (chemistry) a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
activator - (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
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Levosimendan is a calcium sensitiser that works through a unique triple mechanism of action.
According to the company, Levosimendan is a calcium sensitiser that works through a unique triple mechanism of action.
Rizzo, and V Benedetto, "Insulin sensitiser agents alone and in co-treatment with r-FSH for ovulation induction in PCOS women," Gynecological Endocrinology, vol.
Numerous publications have reported curcumin as a sensitiser for a number of anticancer drugs [114], first of all, cisplatin [115].
The data for this example are on survival of patients with cervical cancer, recruited to a randomised trial aimed at analysing the effect of addition of a radio sensitiser to radiotherapy (new therapy--"treatment B") compared to using onlyradiotherapy (control--"treatment A").
Interestingly, thiazolidinedione, an insulin sensitiser protected women against cancer (32 percent lowered risk) than an insulin secretagogue known as sulphonylurea.
The calcium sensitiser levosimendan enhances the contractility of the myocardium and has vasodilating and anti-ischaemic properties.
PPD is known as a skin sensitiser but the mechanism of how it causes sensitivity is not fully understood.
Al Mulla said that "studies nowadays have proved that PPD, which is classified by the EU as an extremely potent skin sensitiser, is found in henna".
PPD is a skin sensitiser, meaning that it can stimulate the immune system to cause a variety of allergic reactions.
Formaldehyde is actually quite a potent sensitiser, so you can quickly become allergic to it and it's certainly a nasty respiratory irritant.