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suppressant

 [sŭ-pres´ant]
1. inducing suppression, such as of secretion, excretion, or normal discharge.
2. an agent that so acts.

suppressant

/sup·pres·sant/ (sŭ-pres´ant)
1. inducing suppression.
2. an agent that stops secretion, excretion, or normal discharge.

suppressant

[səpres′ənt]
Etymology: L, supprimere, to press down
an agent that suppresses or diminishes a physical or mental activity.

sup·pres·sant

(sŭ-presănt)
Pharmacotherapeutic agent that slows physical or mental activity; often denotes medication used to reduce coughing.

suppressant (səpres´ənt),

n an agent that retards or diminishes a physical or mental activity. Commonly used to describe a drug that inhibits coughing (cough suppressant).

suppressant

1. inducing suppression.
2. an agent that stops secretion, excretion or normal discharge.
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7,23,26] In longer term studies, regain of some or all of the weight has been noted on discontinuation of the appetite suppressant.