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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.

hor·me·sis

(hōr-mē'sis)
The stimulating effect of subinhibitory concentrations of any toxic substance on any organism.
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Furthermore, mtROS produced through RET appears to have particular relevance to hormetic adaptation, including increased lifespan [90].
Zou et al., "Hormetic effect of berberine attenuates the anticancer activity of chemotherapeutic agents," PLoS One, vol.
The exposure-response relationship was hormetic, indicating that reducing radon in the home could in some cases increase lung cancer risk, especially for smokers.
Lu et al., "The germicidal and hormetic effects of UV-C light on reducing brown rot disease and yeast microflora of peaches," Crop Protection, vol.
Midazolam causes a hormetic Braun dose-response relationship in [32] human neuroblastoma cells.
Free radicals produced during exercise provoke a "hormetic" adaptive response to physical activity that is highly muscle fiber-specific and also positively modulate several physiological functions, such as cell signaling, immune response, and apoptosis [2, 3].
Although numerous health benefits are associated with the consumption of phytochemicals, caution is needed when selecting an exploratory dose because of their hormetic behaviour.
While I realize that the above quote suggests that animal protein is "bad" and vegetable protein is "good," I would hypothesize, as I have suggested, that this is not an issue of all or none but a hormetic issue where dosage is the key determinant.
Methods: We examined the impact of both natural compounds, at concentrations in its hormetic range on the following cell parameters: chymotrypsin-like activity of the proteasome system; PARP-1 protein levels and expression and caspase activation: APP processing; and the main endogenous antioxidant enzymes.
It means that low concentrations of lead elevated the cell survival rate over the level of intact cells, which can be regarded as a hormetic effect.