synergism defined in 1951 yearsynergism - synergism;
synergism - (1) Combined activity of agencies, e.g. drugs, hormones, which separately influence a certain process in the same direction, such that an effect is produced greater than sum of effects of each agency acting alone. (2) Sometimes used for combined activity such that effect is either sum of the separate effects (summation), or greater than the sum of the separate effects (potentiation), it does not matter which; i.e. the agencies are not antagonistic to each other. Compare with: Antagonism.
near synergism in Knolik
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