- Power, force, or strength; the condition or quality of being potent.
- Specifically, sexual potency.
- In therapeutics, the relative pharmacologic activity of a dose of a compound compared with the dose of a different agent producing the same effects (aspirin and acetaminophen are of equal potency in alleviating headache [same dose required], but ketorolac exhibits greater potency than ibuprofen, given that 20 mg of the former is as effective as 400 mg of the latter).
[L. potentia, power]
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