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05-11-2012
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The Concept of Synergistic Effects

While talking with Dr. Mexito about "step 1" and other demons, he asks you to explain to him the concept of synergist effect. You start sharing your knowledge with him but after a while, you notice that Dr. Mexito looks like if he is not understanding what you are saying. You think of giving him and example to illustrate your explanation, hoping that this way, Dr. Mexito can understand. Which one of the below options would illustrate best the concept of synergist effect?

a. 2 + 2 = 2
b. 2 + 2 = 3
c. 2 + 2 = 4
d. 2 + 2 = 5

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#2
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D

Its D I think.....!!!
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I'll say it's D too

why?
well Dr. Mexito if we study together and we have 5 questions to solve:
let's say I can solve 2 of those questions correct, let's say they are all about aspirin (and you didn't know how to solve those qs) and you can solve 2 other questions correct, let's say they are about acetaminophen (and I couldn't solve them in million years! . The last question is from drug interactions between aspirin and acetaminophen - none of us studied interactions before but since you know how acetaminophen works and I know how aspirin works we'll brainstorm and beat the last question for sure! and that's our synergy!

we joined forces and we have 1 extra question where each of us had some input in solving it.
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#4
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i am sure you already knew the concept behind it .
lets say you got bullet and i got guns , and we can throw them at ppl who made this exam
or
we can work together and shoot them.

what you think its synergistic
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#5
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endocrinal synergism

An example of synergism is bone growth by both GH and Thyroid hormone.......!!!
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