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Contrast to the meaning of "Potency" in homeopathyEdit

Why Why would you need to discuss this distinction here? This page is about pharmacology. Take that sort of pseudo-science elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chairman Xi (talkcontribs) 23:56, 19 March 2011 (UTC) would you need to discuss this distinction here? This page is about pharmacology. Take that sort of pseudo-science elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chairman Xi (talkcontribs) 23:56, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

In homeopathy the term "potency" has a quite inverse meaning. An active ingredient is repeatedly diluted by factors of 10 ("X") or 100 ("C") and shaken ("succussed"). The more iterations, the more "potent" the product is said to be. At the commonly sold 24X = 12C dilution, there is essentially no active ingredient, yet even more diluted products are called "high" or "supermolecular" potency. Some discussion of the distinction between the usual usage and the homeopathic usage of the word would seem to be in order.LeadSongDog come howl 17:09, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Why Why would you need to discuss this distinction here? This page is about pharmacology. Take that sort of pseudo-science elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chairman Xi (talkcontribs) 23:56, 19 March 2011 (UTC) would you need to discuss this distinction here? This page is about pharmacology. Take that sort of pseudo-science elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chairman Xi (talkcontribs) 23:56, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

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Hello All, I will be adding editing this page with new information and information that has been requested to be added. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vmartinez18 (talkcontribs) 00:07, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

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the following is unsourced - moving it here til it can be sourced per WP:VERIFY

High Potency Drug Formulation

Drug substances can be categorized by their potency by using occupational exposure limits (OELs). The system most used is a four-category system from SafeBridge. However, there are many other categorization systems including the Merck system, the Roche system, and the Affygility system. An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is considered to be potent if it has an activity at ≤50 μg per kg body mass, and an OEL ≤10 μg per m3 of air as an 8-hour time-weighted average, along with meeting other criteria.[clarification needed][citation needed]

-- Jytdog (talk) 01:38, 3 May 2016 (UTC)