hormesis


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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.
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On radiation hormesis expressed in the immune system.
Permethrin-induced hormesis on the predator Supputius cincticeps (Stal, 1860) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae).
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Moskalev AA, Plyusnina EN, Shaposhnikov MV Radiation hormesis and radioadaptive response in Drosophila melanogaster flies with different genetic backgrounds: the role of cellular stress-resistance mechanisms.
How increased oxidative stress promotes longevity and metabolic health: The concept of mitochondrial hormesis (mitohormesis).
Orient relates one of the most well-known hormesis experiments, made famous because it happened by accident.
At the present time, evidence has accumulated in toxicology to show that, apart from classical monotonic dose-response dependences (S-shaped, exponential), non-monotonic responses, which include hormesis [5-6] and paradoxical effects [7-9], also occur rather often.
To the contrary, and in accordance with the principle of hormesis, a low grade oxidative stress appears necessary for various physiological adaptations [30].
Los items a y b hacen parte de un conjunto de beneficios denominados hormesis, termino que es definido por Stevens et al.
Hormesis, allostatic buffering capacity and physiological mechanism of physical activity: a new theoretic framework.
The concept of hormesis is not new to the scientific community.