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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.
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(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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Consequently, premature babies suffer from long-term neurodevelopmental problems, affecting the brain's ability to learn or causing a reduction in long-term potentiation.
Rather, hippocampal cells fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation, or the cellular basis of how the brain learns.
half-time in soccer), it would be of interest to monitor potentiation following an exercise protocol.
These results ultimately demonstrated that the properties of exebacase enabled bactericidal potentiation of antimicrobial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Glycerol's properties in terms of exfoliation, potentiation of preservation activities, moisturization, and solvency will instrument its growing demand in the global humectant market.
He covers why we warm up, a new way of thinking about the warm-up, the RAMP (raise, activate, mobilization, potentiation) system of warming up, the raise phase, the activation and mobilization phase, the potentiation phase, and constructing effective warm-ups.
Effect of post-activation potentiation of jump squat in the scrum test at Rugby Union
After adjustment for insulin sensitivity, steady-state C-peptide fell slightly in each group (P = 0.34 between groups) and acute C-peptide response to arginine at maximum glycemic potentiation fell significantly in the metformin group (P = 0.002) but not in the band group (P = 0.25 between groups).
It also increases synaptogenesis and aids in memory formation in the hippocampus (13), and has been shown to convert short term potentiation (STP) into long term potentiation (LTP) in hippocampal cultures and hippocampal slices (14).
This process is called long-term potentiation (LTP).
Among these ergogenic resources is the post-activation potentiation (PAP), which refers to the increase in muscle strength and power production after previous voluntary contractile activity, usually with intense resistance exercises (19,27).