The combined action of several chemicals, which produces a total effect greater than the effects of the chemicals separately. In other words the effects of multiple chemicals at one given time is far greater than the effects of these same chemicals individually. For example, a person who is moving house will need to pack his belongings from his current hours and into his new one. While this might take him a very long time to do on his own, the time needed will drastically be shortened with the help of his friends. However, synergism states that if these friends choose to move these possessions at a different time from another then the time efficiency problem would not be nearly as addressed compared to them all working together at the same time. In the medical field, Synergism is utilized to aid cancer patients in hospitals through treating bacterial infections with drugs such as gentamicin and ampicillin after these patients have received chemotherapy.