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    I wonder if anyone can help me find this word ? I tried many medical dictionaries but to no avail :(. In fact, I know the meaning of this word by a good guess, the thing is I need a specific explanation on it.

    Thanks

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    "modern herbalists say adaptogenic herbs are plants
    with properties that exert a normalizing influence on the body."
    http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/DISCO...ic_Herbs.shtml

    "An adaptogenic substance is one that demonstrates a nonspecific enhancement of the body's ability to resist a stressor. The term was first introduced in 1947 by Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev to describe the unique action of a material claimed to increase nonspecific resistance of an organism to an adverse influence. In 1958, I.I. Brekhman, a Russian holistic medical doctor, and his colleague I.V. Dardymov, established the following definition of an adaptogen: It "must be innocuous and cause minimal disorders in the physiological functions of an organism, it must have a nonspecific action, and it usually has a normalizing action irrespective of the direction of the pathological state."1"
    http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/ginseng.shtml
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    Default Re: adaptogenic

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I wonder if anyone can help me find this word ? I tried many medical dictionaries but to no avail :(. In fact, I know the meaning of this word by a good guess, the thing is I need a specific explanation on it.

    Thanks
    May I make a suggestion?

    Say: explanation of it.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    "modern herbalists say adaptogenic herbs are plants
    with properties that exert a normalizing influence on the body."
    http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/DISCO...ic_Herbs.shtml

    "An adaptogenic substance is one that demonstrates a nonspecific enhancement of the body's ability to resist a stressor. The term was first introduced in 1947 by Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev to describe the unique action of a material claimed to increase nonspecific resistance of an organism to an adverse influence. In 1958, I.I. Brekhman, a Russian holistic medical doctor, and his colleague I.V. Dardymov, established the following definition of an adaptogen: It "must be innocuous and cause minimal disorders in the physiological functions of an organism, it must have a nonspecific action, and it usually has a normalizing action irrespective of the direction of the pathological state."1"
    http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/ginseng.shtml
    Thanks Red :) You are something :). I checked around 10 med dic but to my surprise there is no such word . The meaning from your post is exactly what I am thinking of.

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    Default Re: adaptogenic

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I wonder if anyone can help me find this word ? I tried many medical dictionaries but to no avail :(. In fact, I know the meaning of this word by a good guess, the thing is I need a specific explanation on it.

    Thanks
    May I make a suggestion?

    Say: explanation of it.

    :)
    Ron, if we are the ones who give the meaning to it. Can we use ' on ' ? Huh, I already said ' to ' :)

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    It's usage more than grammar.

    • From a Google search:

      "explanation of" = 3,560,000
      "explanation on" = 82,300


    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Thanks Red :) You are something :). I checked around 10 med dic but to my surprise there is no such word . The meaning from your post is exactly what I am thinking of.
    Thank you! I simply did a search on Google using adaptogenic definition as the search phrase and then extracted the better examples for you.

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...nic+definition
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