Definition: Dose-response, Agonist, Votive

Dose-response

magnitude of an organism’s response, as a function of exposure (or doses) to something after a certain exposure time (also called exposure-response relationship)

 

Agonist

a chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response

 

Votive

offered or consecrated in fulfillment of a vow

 

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