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hormesis

 [hor-me´sis]
stimulation by a subinhibitory concentration of a toxic substance.

hor·me·sis

(hōr-mē'sis),
The stimulating effect of subinhibitory concentrations of any toxic substance on any organism.
[Gr. hormēsis, rapid motion]

hormesis

(hôr-mē′sĭs)
n.
Favorable response to a low dose of an agent, such as alcohol, that has a detrimental effect at a higher dose.

hormesis,

n the phenomenon in which low doses of toxins produce stimulating effects.

hor·me·sis

(hōr-mē'sis)
The stimulating effect of subinhibitory concentrations of any toxic substance on any organism.

hormesis

stimulation by a subinhibitory concentration of a toxic substance.