- v increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
potentiate the drug
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- Prostacyclin analogs and PDE 5 inhibitors synergistically stimulate ATP release from human RBCs
Prostacyclin (PGI2) and phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are vasodilators used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Although these drugs stimulate vascular dilation directly, erythrocytes also express the PGI2 receptor (IPR) and contain PDE5. PDE5 inhibitors potentiate IPR-mediated release of the potent vasodilator, adenosine triphosphate from erythrocytes. These ...
Sept. 20, 2013 - Science Daily
- Paul Stamets in E/The Environmental Magazine
Habitats have immune systems, just like people. And in order to potentiate the host defense of the habitat's immune systems, we have to invest in biodiversity,says Stamets. "So looking at the old growth forest now, the economic cost of a...