An effect where a toxic substance acts like a stimulant in small doses, but it is an inhibitor in large doses. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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(hor-me´sis) stimulation by a subinhibitory concentration of a toxic substance.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hōr-mē′sis Definitions: 1. The stimulating effect of subinhibitory concentrations of any toxic substance on any organism.
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Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis `rapid motion, eagerness,` from ancient Greek hormáein `to set in motion, impel, urge on`) is the term for generally favorable biological responses to low exposures to toxins and other stressors. A pollutant or toxin showing hormesis thus has the opposite effect in small doses as in large doses. A related conce...
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