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
Etymology: [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
If Melody Wilding are aware, the game is over, they lose potency.
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.
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.
We know very little about the acute and long-term effects of high-potency THC on neurobiology and behavior, this is especially concerning for teens, who are in a critical time for development of brain structures that are integral in executive functioning.
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.
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