Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being made potent; capacitation for certain ends.

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  • noun The action of a substance, at a dose that does not itself have an adverse action, in enhancing the effect of another substance

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  • noun (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously

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Examples

  • These changes, termed long-term potentiation LTP, provide an easy way for neurons to communicate with one another, thus laying the foundation of memory production.

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  • These changes, termed long-term potentiation LTP, provide an easy way for neurons to communicate with one another, thus laying the foundation of memory production.

    Shaahin Cheyene: 3 Keys to Boosting Your Brain Power and Improving Your Memory

  • These changes, termed long-term potentiation LTP, provide an easy way for neurons to communicate with one another, thus laying the foundation of memory production.

    Shaahin Cheyene: 3 Keys to Boosting Your Brain Power and Improving Your Memory

  • Plagued by excessive alcohol, key receptors in the brain are blocked and later others are activated, producing steroids that undermine long-term potentiation LTP, a process that strengthens the connections between neurons and is essential to learning and memory.

    Study shows how binge drinking harms memory

  • The process of forging permanent neural pathways, whereby changes occur at the synapse between neurons that enhance and strengthen the connection, is called long-term potentiation.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Known as long-term potentiation or LTP, it describes the way that the synapse changes with repeated firing.

    The Chemistry of Calm

  • The protein is thought to be essential for long-term potentiation, a crucial process for memory formation.

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  • This lays a case for a possible harmful effect of ketamine: nMDA antagonists have been shown to disrupt long-term potentiation the neural mechanism by which learning takes place in the brain.

    Mind Hacks: Through the k-hole

  • Structural changes at dendritic spine synapses during long-term potentiation.

    Boing Boing

  • In the past few years, new software developments that combine computational neuroscience techniques with systems biology techniques have allowed large-scale, kinetic models of the molecular mechanisms underlying long-term potentiation and long-term depression.

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