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synergy

 [sin´er-je]
1. correlated action or cooperation by two or more structures or drugs.
2. in neurology, the faculty by which movements are properly grouped for the performance of acts requiring special adjustments. adj., adj synerget´ic, syner´gic, synergis´tic.

syn·er·gism

(sin'ĕr-jizm),
Coordinated or correlated action of two or more structures, agents, or physiologic processes so that the combined action is greater than the sum of each acting separately. Compare: antagonism.
[G. synergia, fr. syn, together, + ergon, work]

synergism

/syn·er·gism/ (sin´er-jizm) synergy.

synergism

(sĭn′ər-jĭz′əm)
n.
Synergy.

synergism

See synergy.

synergism

Cooperative interaction between 2+ components in a system, such that the combined effect is greater than the sum of each part Anatomy The combined action of muscle groups, resulting in a force greater than that which could be generated by the individual muscles Pharmacology Pharmacologic synergism An approach to recalcitrant bacterial infections or virulent malignancies in which the therapeutic agents each affect different pathways or steps in a metabolic pathway, making the treatment more efficient–eg, penicillin and an aminoglycoside. See Chemical synergism, Combination chemotherapy.

syn·er·gism

(sin'ĕr-jizm)
Coordinated or correlated action of two or more structures, agents, or physiologic processes so that the combined action is greater than the sum of each acting separately.
Compare: antagonism
Synonym(s): synergy.
[G. synergia, fr. syn, together, + ergon, work]

synergism

Cooperative action, especially of groups of muscles, so as to achieve an end impossible by individual action.

synergism

a chemical phenomenon in which the combined activity of two or more compounds is greater than the sum of the individual activities. For example, CYTOKININ and AUXIN act synergistically in promoting DNA replication.

syn·er·gism

(sin'ĕr-jizm)
Coordinated or correlated action of two or more structures, agents, or physiologic processes so that combined action is greater than sum of each acting separately.
Synonym(s): synergy.
[G. synergia, fr. syn, together, + ergon, work]

synergism

the joint action of agents so that their combined effect is greater than the algebraic sum of their individual parts, e.g. antibiotic synergism.