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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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There is strong evidence that locally delivered, controlled-release antimicrobials make SRP significantly more effective when used adjunctively, therefore, SRP without adjunctive treatment in appropriately eligible sites (i.
1990) The use of hypnosis applied adjunctively to spinal manipulation.
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4-6) Translation: There is great need for natural and alternative treatments for asthma that can be used both adjunctively and in lieu of conventional treatments.
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The laser s used adjunctively in periodontal therapy after the hard accretions have been removed on the tooth and root surfaces.