Potentiating response

A stressor which on its own will not trigger any response may in the presence of another stressor augment the response of the other to produce a response exceeding that of the sum of the two individual responses (0 + 2 = 4). Potentiating response is frequently used interchangeably with 'synergism', which describes a greater-than-additive effect, but here the former definition will be adopted. Risk assessment is presently conducted separately on individual stressors; this approach assumes that one risk does not interact with another. The interactive effects ignored are of particular significance in ecological risk assessment where multiple endpoints are frequently encountered and thus could be a major source of error.

Oplan Termites

Oplan Termites

You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment