hormesis


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hormesis

[′hȯr·mə·səs]
(biology)
Providing stimulus by nontoxic amounts of a toxic agent.
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It's time for a new low-dose-radiation risk assessment paradigm--one that acknowledges hormesis.
A dosis bajas inducen procesos de hormesis, es decir, estimulan el crecimiento de las estructuras del hongo.
Induction of hormesis and adaptive response by low dose of radiation (LDR) has been extensively indicated (Takahashi et al.
Two additional chapters address the counterintuitive phenomenon of hormesis and the synergistic damage wrought by radiation and chemical agents together, for example in tobacco smokers.
Recent discussion over radiation hormesis provides one example.
Statistical tests for hormesis and effective dosage in herbicide dose response.
Another controversial issue regarding exercise-induced oxidative stress is that free radicals generated during physical activity act as hormesis and activate some important components of the endogenous antioxidant defense system such as superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, in other words, physical activity especially non-exhaustive moderate exercise may act as the best antioxidant (11, 12).
The up regulation of HSPs by intermittent heat falls generally in the category of hormesis (Greek for to get going).
Suresh Rattan from Aarhus University, Denmark during the first plenary talk on "Healthy ageing, longevity and hormesis," at the second international workshop on food and neurocognitive diseases.
Moskalev has shown that low-dose radiation produces a hormesis effect in fruit flies.