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Definition of the adjective adjuvant

What does adjuvant mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. furnishing added support
  2. enhancing the action of a medical treatment

Alternative definition of the adjective adjuvant

adjective

  1. The noun used as a modifier.

Definition of the noun adjuvant

What does adjuvant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adjuvants

  1. an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: additive = something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine

Alternative definition of the noun adjuvant

noun

  1. A thing which aids or assists; an auxiliary.
  2. One who helps or facilitates; an assistant.
  3. [medicine] An additive (as in a drug) that aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
  4. [medicine] Something (as in a method) that enhances the effectiveness of a medical treatment.
  5. [immunology] A substance enhancing the immune response to an antigen.

Specialised definition of the noun adjuvant

Glossary of healthcare

an additional treatment used to boost the effectiveness of the primary treatment

Glossary of pesticide

formulant designed to enhance the activity or other properties of a pesticide mixture

Explanation

  1. Adjuvant: An adjuvant is a pharmacological and/or immunological agent that modifies the effect of other agents. Adjuvants may be added to vaccine to modify the immune response by boosting it such as to give a higher amount of antibodies and a longer lasting protection, thus minimizing the amount of injected foreign material. Adjuvants may also be used to enhance the efficacy of vaccine by helping to subvert the immune response to particular cells type of immune system, for example by activating the T cells instead of antibody-secreting B cells depending on the type of the vaccine. Adjuvants are also used in the production of antibodies from immunized animals. There are different classes of adjuvants that can push immune response in different directions, but the most commonly used adjuvants include aluminum hydroxide and paraffin oil.
    • also known as Adjuvant chemotherapy
  2. Adjuvant: Agents given to augment or stimulate a primary therapy or alleviate adverse effects caused by the primary therapy.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adjuvant

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

For patients undergoing radical surgery, if the resection margins are positive or if there is seminal vesicle or capsular invasion, adjuvant strategy options are radiotherapy or close surveillance until a detectable PSA develops. Adjuvant ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

adjuvant disease 21 adoptive immunity attracts a large number of cells to the area of antigen deposition to provide increased immune responsiveness to it. Modern adjuvants include such agents as muramyl dipeptide. The ideal adjuvant is ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

adjuvant. n. any substance used in conjunction with another to enhance its activity. Aluminium salts are used as adjuvants in the preparation of vaccines from the toxins of diphtheria and tetanus: by keeping the toxins in precipitated form, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2005)

Adjuvant refers to a substance added to another substance to help enhance its e› ects. Adjuvant therapy is therapy that improves the outcome of a primary therapy. For instance, the drug perphenazine used to control nausea related to AZT ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

adjuvant 11. any substance that is used in conjunction with another to enhance its activity. Aluminum salts are used as adjuvants in the preparation of vaccines from the toxins of diphtheria and tetanus: by keeping the toxins in ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Products (1993)

by John Buckingham

of the mycobacterial cell wall component of Freund's complete adjuvant ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

adjuvant/adމjۑvۑnt/[L, ad +juvare, to help] , 1. a substance, especially a drug, added to a prescription to assist in the action of the main ingredient (e.g. suspending agent, preservative, wetting agent, ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

adjuvant /ad′′jəvənt/ [L, ad + juvare, to help], 1. a substance, ...

Google previewClinical Trials Dictionary (2012)

Terminology and Usage Recommendations by Curtis L. Meinert

Usage note: Not to be confused with adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant treatment is given in conjunction with another treatment with the expectation of synergism, adjunctive treatment is in addition to ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

adjuvant adduction Movement of a limb toward the midline of the body. The opposite of adduction is abduction. adductor muscle See muscle, adductor. adenine A nucleotide member of the base pair adenine-thymine (A-T) in DNA. adenitis ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2J8U1V4A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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