\pˈə͡ʊtənsi], \pˈəʊtənsi], \p_ˈəʊ_t_ə_n_s_i]\
Definitions of POTENCY
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
1. Power, force, strength. 2. In homeopathy, (a) the therapeutic efficacy of a drug as increased by succussion or trituration with alcohol or sugar of milk, respectively; (b) the degree of dilution or attenuation of a drug by which its therapeutic efficacy is increased. There are two degrees or systems of potency, the decimal and the centesimal. In the decimal system one part of the crude drug is triturated with nine parts of sugar of milk to make the first decimal potency. To make the second decimal potency one part of the first potency is triturated with nine parts of sugar of milk; and so on. In the case of drugs of which tinctures can be made, one drop of the mother tincture is added to nine drops of alcohol (in larger amounts, but in the same proportion) and the mixture is strongly shaken (succussed) to make the first decimal dilution or potency; one drop of this succussed with nine drops of alcohol makes the second decimal dilution, and so on. The centesimal potencies are made in the same way, except that one grain or one drop is triturated or shaken with 99 grains or drops of the diluent to make the first centesimal potency; and one part of this again is mixed with 99 parts of the diluent to make the second centesimal potency. The centesimal potencies are indicated by numbers from 1 to 30 (usually, though not always, the highest potency used); the decimal potencies are indicated by the signs 1x, 2X, 30X, etc.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe