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adjunct

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

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
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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.e., probing depth [greater than or equal to] 5 mm) may be less than maximally effective.
A comparison of hetero-hypnosis, rapid induction, "hypnotic" audio tapes privately listened to while seated in the waiting room and a no hypnosis control group, Burte and Burte (1990) examined the efficacy of hypnosis applied adjunctively in pain control in a limited clinical setting.
Used adjunctively with the Cervista[TM] HPV HR test in patients with ASC-US cervical cytology results, to assess the presence or absence of specific high-risk HPV types.
Hypnosis assists to reinforce patient management regimes by using suggestion adjunctively to the existing treatment regime.
As reinforcement rates are reduced, control of non-depressive behavior by previous controlling stimuli weakens, and depressive behaviors such as negative thinking and feeling "depressed" may increase adjunctively. For example, Ferster (1973) emphasized that a loss of reinforcement may result in silence and inactivity, which are aversive.
The clinical studies will assist in determining the potential benefits of using both absorption and fluorescent techniques adjunctively to further enhance the CTLM(R) system abilities in detecting breast cancer.
When used adjunctively with serum lead or iron levels, it will discriminate between iron deficiency and lead poisoning (Hermiston & Mentzer, 2002; Korones & Cohen, 1997).
For example, a day hike may be used adjunctively with breast cancer survivors to help them relax, engage in a peaceful environment, and have success with something that requires healthy, physical exertion.
Working through the same brain mechanisms as ketamine, a non-competitive NMDA channel antagonist, but potentially lacking its adverse side effects, dextromethadone is fundamentally differentiated from all currently FDA-approved antidepressants, as well as all atypical antipsychotics used adjunctively.
Lower switch rate in depressed patients with bipolar II than bipolar I disorder treated adjunctively with second-generation antidepressants.
Yoga breathing exercises used adjunctively with standard pharmacological treatment significantly improves pulmonary functions in patients with bronchial asthma.
Among the 14 adjunctively treated patients, the number of C[O.sub.2] debridements followed by an adjunctive injection ranged from 7 to 55 (mean: 21.1), and the number of days between procedures ranged from 38 to 168 (mean: 65.6).