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hormesis

 [hor-me´sis]
stimulation by a subinhibitory concentration of a toxic substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hor·me·sis

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

(hōr-mē'sis)
The stimulating effect of subinhibitory concentrations of any toxic substance on any organism.
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De acordo com Calabrese e Baldwin (2001), hormesis tem sido encontrada em todos os grupos de organismos, desde bacterias e fungos ate plantas e animais superiores.
Getting the dose-response wrong: Why hormesis became marginalized and the threshold model accepted.
Shao, "Hormesis effects of silver nanoparticles at non-cytotoxic doses to human hepatoma cells," PLoS ONE, vol.
Calabrese, "Hormesis: Principles and Applications for Pharmacology and Toxicology," American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, vol.
[13.] Hayes DP (2007) Nutritional Hormesis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 61: 147-159.
It's time for a new low-dose-radiation risk assessment paradigm--one that acknowledges hormesis. Dose Response 2008;6:333-351.
These examples may all be related to wide range of materials that stimulate positive effects at low concentrations but cause toxicity and inhibition at higher doses (hormesis effect) (Jaiswal et al.