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potency 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈpōtnsē/,
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potencies, plural;
  1. Power or influence
    • - a myth of enormous potency
  2. The strength of an intoxicant, as measured by the amount needed to produce a certain response
    • - the unexpected potency of the rum punch
  3. (in homeopathy) The number of times a remedy has been diluted and succussed, taken as a measure of the strength of the effect it will produce
    • - she was given a low potency twice daily
  4. The extent of the contribution of an allele toward the production of a phenotypic characteristic

  5. A capacity in embryonic tissue for developing into a particular specialized tissue or organ

  6. A male's ability to achieve an erection or to reach orgasm
    • - medications that diminish sexual potency

  1. authority: the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
  2. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
  3. potential: the inherent capacity for coming into being
  4. the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
  5. (potent) having great influence
  6. (potent) having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
  7. In the field of pharmacology, potency is a measure of drug activity expressed in terms of the amount required to produce an effect of given intensity. A highly potent drug (e.g. ...
  8. Stem cells are cells found in all multi cellular organisms. They are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiate into a diverse range of specialized cell types. Research in the stem cell field grew out of findings by Ernest A. ...
  9. Strength; Power; The ability or capacity to perform something
  10. (potent) Possessing strength; Being effective in small quantities; Having a sharp or offensive taste; able to procreate; very powerful or effective
  11. (Potencies) Homeopathic remedies become more potent with increased dilution and succussion. The higher the number, the more powerfully it acts. Lower potencies are prescribed for simple and undynamic physical symptoms e.g. ...
  12. (Potent) Intense and powerful.
  13. (Potent) is like vair, except using a T-shaped item instead of the vair bell. (The word "potent" means crutch; it is thought to derive from badly-drawn vair.) It is subject to all the subvarieties of vair, thus counter-potent and so on.
  14. (POTENT) [Heraldry] a fur surface, also called 'meirré', composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned. Counter potent is a fur differing from potent in the arrangement of the patches.
  15. (Potent) How strong and intense a wine is
  16. (Potent) The ancient name for a crutch, shown heraldically as a charge in the form of a T.
  17. (Potent) is an adjective meaning "strong and powerful": Arnold was a potent man, even at seventy, but could not handle the potent martinis Bella Donna made.
  18. (Potent) producing a powerful effect on the body or mind when taken, eaten, or drunk.
  19. (potent) a crutch; also a fur composed of crutch- or T-shaped divisions
  20. A term borrowed from pharmacology describing the absolute amount (dose) of a substance to produce a specified ergogenic effect. This term is commonly confused with the terms efficacy and bioavailability. Potency is often overemphasized during marketing hype. ...
  21. The range of commitment options available to a cell.
  22. Potency is a relative term that compares the ability of drugs to produce a given effect. If one drug can produce the same effect at a lower dose then it is more potent. Technically, potency is determined using dose-response analysis. ...
  23. The dose or concentration of a drug required to produce a particular effect (e.g., pain relief).
  24. the strength of a homeopathic remedy. Determined by how many times the remedy has been succussed and diluted during preparation. A number and a letter are associated with the remedy name to indicate which potency scale has been used. An example of the decimal scale would be Arnica 6x. ...
  25. In alternative medicine, potency refers to the amount of dilution a substance has gone through. High potency means that a substance has been highly diluted.