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"
potency, effectiveness, strength(noun)
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
"the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
potential, potentiality, potency(noun)
the inherent capacity for coming into being
the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
The ability or capacity to perform something.
the quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence
Origin: [L. potentia, from potens, -entis, potent. See Potent, and cf. Potance, Potence, Puissance.]
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.
The numerical value of potency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of potency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of potency in a Sentence
I just don't think we are where we need to be with respect to prescription drug date expiration dating within the United States, this is just additional science that supports the fact that different types of medication maintain their potency for years to decades further out from their expiration dates.
There is no e-sound. It has to be invented. The sound transports the emotions of a vehicle. It gives you feedback about the potency and capability of the car, at low speeds and revs it needs to enable comfortable driving. At higher speeds in sports mode, a more intense acoustic feedback is needed to make customers experience the potential of the vehicle.
Giving drugs to contract the uterus after childbirth is considered the cornerstone of efforts to prevent post - partum haemorrhage, oxytocin is the drug currently recommended but it is heat sensitive and loses potency in hot climates -- the sorts of places where many mothers die.
To me, a Horse symbolizes top five attributes that a man constantly desires: Confidence, Determination, Potency, Power and Strength.
We know that it's a big deal from all of the studies that have been done about the high-potency marijuana that is today's product... we are seeing a spike in marijuana illnesses and addictions.
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