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taper

verb To gradually ↓ a dose, usually of a therapeutic agent–eg, corticosteroids, with potentially significant adverse effects, which cannot be abruptly halted, often due to rebound effects

taper

(tā′pĕr)
To decrease in a gradual or progressive fashion the dosage of a medication or the intensity of another form of treatment.
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For the same reason that the efficiency of tapered panels is not the same as that of flat panels with equal volume, one cannot simply add the equivalent average R-value, computed for an isolated piece of tapered insulation, to R-values computed for other elements of the roof assembly (e.
A hollow tapered shaft is considered in this example, having a volume of 59 [cm.
Last year, we tapered for sectionals, but this year we didn't do that and I think everybody was really positive about the decision.
Benzodiazepines need to be tapered slowly over several weeks, perhaps by a half tablet every 7 days.
The Timken Company wanted to prove to the railroad industry that installing tapered roller bearings on locomotives would provide a greater return on their investment than the standard bearings being used.
The design of the Tapered 210 mm Long Amphirion allows the effective treatment of the most distal lesions.
After training through the recent sectional meet, Thornton believes that a tapered Stefanec could produce similar magic to what she did last May at the Div.
The same success with the plate is attained when the casting's gate is enlarged and uniformly tapered to the extremities (Fig.
In the case of Type A, drive takes place at the tapered end of the shank by way of the drive lugs in the spindle.
On its north side, the skewed wing produces a tapered space between school and gymnasium which forms a natural entrance.
ATLANTA -- PNA, the industry leader in performance products for concrete flatwork, has successfully defended its intellectual property rights to all tapered plate dowel technology such as that used in the Diamond Dowel(R) System.