Definitions for Potencyˈpoʊt n si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•ten•cyˈpoʊt n si(n.)(pl.)

  1. the state or quality of being potent; strength.

  2. power; authority.

  3. capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.

  4. a person or thing exerting power or influence.

Origin of potency:

1530–40; < L potentia. See potent1, -ency

Princeton's WordNet

  1. authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so(noun)

    the power or right to give orders or make decisions

    "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"

  2. potency, effectiveness, strength(noun)

    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

    "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"

  3. potential, potentiality, potency(noun)

    the inherent capacity for coming into being

  4. potency, potence(noun)

    the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

Wiktionary

  1. potency(Noun)

    Strength

  2. potency(Noun)

    Power

  3. potency(Noun)

    The ability or capacity to perform something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potency(noun)

    the quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence

Freebase

  1. Potency

    In the field of pharmacology, potency is a measure of drug activity expressed in terms of the amount required to produce an effect of given intensity. A highly potent drug evokes a larger response at low concentrations, while a drug of lower potency evokes a small response at low concentrations. It is proportional to affinity and efficacy. Affinity is the ability of the drug to bind to a receptor. Efficacy is the relationship between receptor occupancy and the ability to initiate a response at the molecular, cellular, tissue or system level. The response is equal to the effect, or, and depends on both the drug binding and the drug-bound receptor then producing a response; thus, potency depends on both affinity and efficacy. The agonist, the ligand, drug or hormone that binds to the receptor and initiates the response is usually abbreviated A or D. Below a certain concentration of agonist, E is too low to measure but at higher concentrations it becomes appreciable and rises with increasing agonist concentration [A] until at sufficiently high concentrations it can no longer be increased by raising [A] and asymptotes to a maximum Emax.


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