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potentiate

(pə-tĕn′shē-āt′)
tr.v. potenti·ated, potenti·ating, potenti·ates
To make (something, especially a drug or a metabolic or chemical reaction) effective or more effective.

po·ten′ti·a′tion n.

potentiate

[pōten′shē·āt]
to increase the strength or degree of activity of something.

potentiate

(pō-tĕn′shē-āt)
To increase the potency or action.
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Hydrogen sulfide potentiates muscle contraction in clam gills.
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2+] mobilizing agonists potentiates forskolin and VIP-stimulated cAMP production in the HT29-19A cells by a mechanism mediated by both increases in intracelluar [Ca.
84] cells, CCh potentiates dibutyrl cAMP-mediated secretion, suggesting a site of potentiation distal to cAMP production (9).
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