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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]

synergy

(sĭn′ər-jē)
n. pl. syner·gies
1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
2. Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect.
3. An instance of either such interaction.

synergy

Alternative health
A general term for any eclectic health system that combines breathing and energy techniques, hypnosis, imagery and visualisation, and neurolinguistic programming.

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]

synergy

the joint action of two agents, often producing an effect greater than if the two acted separately.

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]
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Sets B1, B2, and B3 show the response sets, which may lead to synergism in the response effects on cost, quality, and time criteria, if selected simultaneously.
The time effects resulting from synergism of risk responses related to each risk on each activity time are shown in Table 8.
When this happens, the model selects such responses as to activate the synergism of the sets to increase the effect of responses on the objective functions.
Time effects resulting from synergism of risk responses related to each risk on each activity time Risk Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01 [g.sup.lk.sub.j] 2 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.01 Time 3 0.02 0.01 4 0.01 0.02 Table 9.
In VSE, synergism between [alpha]-mangostin and VCM was observed, and the FIC index was calculated as 0.378 [+ or -] 0.113.
Synergism between [alpha]-mangostin and GM against 5 strains of VRE, and [alpha]-mangostin and VCM against 9 strains of MRSA were also tested by the evaluation method described by Williamson (2001).
Previous work has also established its excellent activity against MRSA (Iinuma et al., 1996), and above finding led us to investigate its anti-VRE activity and synergism between [alpha]-mangostin and commercially available antibiotics against VRE and MRSA.