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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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The absence of this primary care entails a potentialization of the factors that generate burden, requiring greater public investments for the treatment of these occurrences.
This is in agreement with Parthasarathy and Palli (2011) who report a potentialization of the vitellogenins and vitellins synthesis by the 20E; the works of Roy et al.
In Cinema I: The Movement-Image, Deleuze speaks of the affective potential of the color white, suggesting that what affects us is made up of two elements: the firm qualification of a white space and the intense potentialization of what is going to happen there.