Translation of potentiate in Spanish:


potenciar, v.

Pronunciation /pəˈtɛn(t)ʃiˌeɪt//pə(ʊ)ˈtɛnʃɪeɪt/

transitive verb


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    • Glycyrrhizin may potentiate the effects of corticosteroids, antihypertensive agents, diuretics, and hormones.
    • It appears that both the antiplatelet aggregation activity as well as the analgesic action of aspirin 22 potentiates the effect of pentoxifylline.
    • Ginseng can interact with antihypertensives, and Siberian ‘ginseng’ can potentiate the effects of digoxin.
    • One drug does not therefore potentiate the adverse effects of another.
    • Because it appears to potentiate gamma-aminobutyric acid inhibitory neurotransmitters, it may potentiate anesthesia's sedative effects.
    • Alternatively, devising agents to slow the breakdown of natural cannabinoids might potentiate their analgesic effects.