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Definition of "potentiation" []

  • The action of a substance, at a dose that does not itself have an adverse action, in enhancing the effect of another substance (noun)

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Use "potentiation" in a sentence
  • "Plagued by excessive alcohol, key receptors in the brain are blocked and later others are activated, producing steroids that undermine long-term potentiation LTP, a process that strengthens the connections between neurons and is essential to learning and memory."
  • "These changes, termed long-term potentiation LTP, provide an easy way for neurons to communicate with one another, thus laying the foundation of memory production."
  • "The process of forging permanent neural pathways, whereby changes occur at the synapse between neurons that enhance and strengthen the connection, is called long-term potentiation."