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correlation coefficient

a descriptive statistic measuring the degree of relationshipbetween two variables; for positive correlations, it is anumber which varies between 0.0 and + 1.0, and for negativecorrelations between 0.0 and -1.0; in both cases, the closerthe value is to I, the stronger the relationship between thetwo variables.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.