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hormesis


hormesis

noun hor·me·sis \hr-ˈmē-səs\

Definition of HORMESIS

:  a theoretical phenomenon of dose-response relationships in which something (as a heavy metal or ionizing radiation) that produces harmful biological effects at moderate to high doses may produce beneficial effects at low doses
hor·met·ic \-ˈmet-ik\ adjective
March 03, 2015
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