REVERSE TOLERANCE

Generally in psychoactive drugs (especially central nervous system stimulants), the tendency of increased sensitivity in the body wherein repeated doses of the substance will increase its efficacy. Also known as: sensitization. Compare with: tolerance.

REVERSE TOLERANCE: "Reverse tolerance can result in the action of a drug being far stronger than expected."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REVERSE TOLERANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reverse-tolerance/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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