hormetin
 n.— «Hormesis thus counter-balances the progressive shrinkage of the homeodynamic space, which is the ultimate cause of aging, diseases and death. Healthy aging may be achieved by hormesis through mild and periodic, but not severe or chronic, physical and mental challenges, and by the use of nutritional hormesis incorporating mild stress-inducing molecules called hormetins.» —“Hormesis in aging” by Suresh I.S. Rattan ScienceDirect Aug. 31, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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