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hormesis

[′hȯr·mə·səs]
(biology)
Providing stimulus by nontoxic amounts of a toxic agent.
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The exposure-response relationship was hormetic, indicating that reducing radon in the home could in some cases increase lung cancer risk, especially for smokers.
Biological Stress Response Terminology: Integrating the Concepts Adaptive Response and Preconditioning Stress with a Hormetic Dose-Response Framework.
Quercetin and rutin presented biphasic concentration-response effects on APPswe cell viability, suggesting that the low-concentration performance stimulation of cell growth and proliferation is a hormetic stimulatory response (Calabrese et al.
While common in fruit fly programs that have a SIT component, anoxia conditioning prior to and during irradiation is not regularly used in lepidopteran programs, but may be a beneficial hormetic treatment that could improve the field performance of sterile moths (Ashraf et al.
The herbicide was the only treatment that inhibited the shoot and root lengths of the barnyard grass seedlings at both concentrations, and the shoot length showed a hormetic response to the extracts from all the donor species tested.
Mitochondria-mediated hormetic response in life span extension of calorierestricted Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Mimetics of hormetic agents: stress-resistance triggers.
Arbitrary standards such as these ignore thousands of studies disproving LNT and demonstrating radiation's hormetic effect --the principle that "the poison is in the dose.
Demonstrating that health beneficial hormetic effects do exist, this volume reviews the evidence on mild stress hormesis in humans as achieved through exercise, radiation, temperature, nutrition, ischemia, fasting, and mental challenge.
HNE is known to act as a bifunctional, concentration- and cytokine-dependent growth regulator that might also affect glutathione metabolism and trigger hormetic antioxidant responses to severe stress (37), which might eventually be involved in consequential lowering of liver MDA, as was observed in the study.
The germicidal and hormetic effects of UV-C light on reducing brown rot disease and yest microflora of peaches.