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Adjuvant meaning

adjuvant - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. enhancing the action of a medical treatment; " the adjuvant action of certain bacteria"
  2. 2. A substance added to an immunogenic agent to enhance the production of antibodies.
  3. 3. A substance added to a formulation of a drug which enhances the effect of the active ingredient.
  4. 4. Helping; helpful; assisting.
  5. 5. An assistant.
  6. 6. An ingredient, in a prescription, which aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.

adjuvant - examples of usage

  1. A good vitamine- rich cereal combination would form an excellent adjuvant to infant dietaries after they reach the age of tolerance to such a diet. - "The Vitamine Manual", Walter H. Eddy.
  2. The basis of each nature was common sense- shrewd common sense- but such similarity of structure is in itself apt to lead to much violent shocking of opinion; and to this end an adjuvant was found in the dose of fantasy, mysticism, idealism which was inherent in John's character. - "A Mere Accident", George Moore.
  3. Fresh air is the most important adjuvant for this that we have. - "Health Through Will Power", James J. Walsh.
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