potentize

(redirected from potentization)
Also found in: Medical.
Related to potentization: succussion

potentize

(ˈpəʊtənˌtaɪz) or

potentise

vb (tr)
to make more potent, esp. a drug
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
All homeopathic MPs are manufactured according to specific homeopathic procedures such as potentization, that is, successive dilution, each dilution step involving a rhythmic succession (repeated shaking of liquids) or trituration (grinding of solids into lactose monohydrate).
Homeopathic remedies are derived from original substances (plant, animal or mineral) and are reduced to an "infinitesimal dose" through a pharmaceutical process known as "potentization".
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.
He recommends that scientists working in semiconductors and material science keep an eye on the developments taking place in the understanding of homeopathy, especially its medicines, which are prepared through a typical process known as "potentization."
Knowing what symptoms a medicine produces in a healthy "prover" will guide the practitioner in its use therapeutically using the concept of "like cures like." What the article described was "potentization," not provings.
Homeopathic solutions are prepared by a "potentization" process in which a mother tincture is serially diluted and shaken (see photos).
In addition to the "Law of Similars" is the principle of potentization. This tenet promotes the use of diluted microdoses of remedies with the premise being that the more diluted the substance is, the more effective it will be.
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.