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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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The reason for this is likely associated with the effect of the end plates on the strength of the stream-wise vortices formed at the edges of the tapers (see Figure 16), increasing the suction on the tapered surface with the resulting change in downwash altering the base pressure.
In this study, the propagation dielectric waveguide theory is used to explain the operation of tapered dielectric probes.
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.
The external radii of the tapered shaft were considered as variable.
Once the cubical or rectangular section of the chamber has been set based on the size of the QZ, the tapered section must be designed.
Fused tapered couplers are fabricated from two lengths of optical fiber that have their jackets removed over a short length.
Coupling among the cladding modes takes place in the tapered region where [V.
PNA won a permanent injunction against products manufactured by a former employee, upholding its tapered plate dowels as the premier doweling systems in the marketplace.
The same success with the plate is attained when the casting's gate is enlarged and uniformly tapered to the extremities (Fig.
Melton Corporation has converted its traverse slitter/rewinder to wind tapered (pineapple) tubes.
The improved, patented Model DB Series crosshead is available with a fixed or adjustable center tapered manifold and head body that can extrude one or two layers of material.
The methods traditionally used to facilitate the connections of shafts and hubs can be classified into three types: material fit, which uses welding, soldering, or adhesives; positive form fit, which uses keys, splines, and polygon-shaped hubs or shafts; and friction fit, which uses interference fit, tapered forms, and shrink disks.