What does Potency mean?

Definitions for Potencyˈpoʊt n si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Potency.

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


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  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

  2. Origin: [L. potentia, from potens, -entis, potent. See Potent, and cf. Potance, Potence, Puissance.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andy LaFrate:

    As far as potency goes, it's been surprising how strong a lot of the marijuana is.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    To me, a Horse symbolizes top five attributes that a man constantly desires: Confidence, Determination, Potency, Power and Strength.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Pour moi, un cheval symbolise les cinq attributs qu'un homme désire constamment: la confiance, la détermination, la potency, la puissance et la force.

  4. Philip Goulder:

    Overall we are bringing down the ability of HIV to cause AIDS so quickly, but it would be overstating it to say HIV has lost its potency -- it's still a virus you wouldn't want to have.

  5. Jean Moon:

    We wouldn’t know for sure what medicine [Cosby] saved from the 1970s, but quite a potency would still be there, i think most experts agree that most medications retain quite a bit of potency over time. Now 20 years, I don’t know.

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