What dose metaphor?

Journal Article

By: Wayne B Jonas
Publication Name: Hum Exp Toxicol
Year: 2010

The concept of hormesis, or low-dose U-shaped responses, is now well established in toxicology and pharmacology but requires development in medicine and therapeutics. In doing so, care must be taken to not confuse metaphorical and chemical uses of the term hormesis. Low dose, continuous adaptive responses are fundamentally different than conventional pharmacology, and they may improve the scientific underpinning for complementary medicine, nutrition and lifestyle therapies.

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