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adjunct

 [ad´junkt]
an accessory or auxiliary agent or measure.

adjunct

[ad′jungkt]
Etymology: L, adjungere, to join
(in health care) an additional substance, treatment, or procedure used for increasing the efficacy or safety of the primary substance, treatment, or procedure or for facilitating its performance. adjunctive, adj.

adjunct

A thing joined or added to another thing, which is not an essential part thereof—e.g., radiation therapy is an important adjunct to surgery and may represent appropriate adjuvant therapy.

adjunct

Medtalk A thing joined or added to another thing but which is not an essential part thereof–eg, RT is an important adjunct to surgery and may represent appropriate adjuvant therapy

adjunct (aj´ungkt),

n a drug or other substance that serves a supplemental purpose in therapy.
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perampanel) Perampanel is indicated for use as a once-daily, adjunctive therapy for both primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures with idiopathic generalised epilepsy and for adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures, with or without secondary generalised seizures, in patients with epilepsy aged 12 years or older
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Adjunctive corticosteroid treatment of clinical Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in infantsless than 18 months of age--a randomised controlled trial.
In October 2004, the drug is granted for an orphan status by EC for adjunctive treatment of LGS, a severe form of epilepsy that develops in early childhood.
With these experiences and concerns about the growing problem of bacterial resistance, we suggest that incision and drainage, with or without adjunctive antimicrobial therapy, are adequate to treat noninvasive CA-MRSA SSTIs in immunocompetent children and that oxacillin or first-generation cephalosporins are still effective and sufficient under such conditions.
Multicenter evaluation of adjunctive tetracycline fiber therapy used in conjunction with scaling and root planing in maintenance patients: Clinical results.
There were no immediate postoperative complications, and the patient subsequently underwent adjunctive radiation therapy.
Comment: In 98 people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, aged 1-30 years, adjunctive use of Topamax reduced the number of drop attacks and major motor seizures.
Nursing homes are doing the best they can under the limitations imposed by the new Medicare Act and the policies of private insurance that reimburse for basic care and make adjunctive treatment impractical.
The Job-Finder's Workbook, to be used in conjunction with the Competitive Job-Finding Guide For Persons With Handicaps, is an excellent adjunctive resource for involving the clients in the job placement search.
Study Reports Findings from Two Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials of L-methylfolate used as an Adjunctive to Selective SSRIs