noun. a type of drug interaction wherein the addition of a second drug intensifies particular properties of the initial drug that was given. It frequently references the capacity of a non-poisonous drug to deliver the impacts of a poisonous drug more intense than whenever the poisonous agent is given alone.

POTENTIATION: "The potentiation of one drug is not always alike to others of the same class."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POTENTIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/potentiation/ (accessed November 28, 2020).