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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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Consider whether the patient can be safely tapered in an outpatient setting or will require hospitalization.
We found significant differences between the Taper and MPC groups on total daily dose in morphine equivalents at baseline and at 6 months following initial intervention.
The results for all symmetric taper angles at [PSI] = 0[degrees] are presented in Figure 9; showing (a) [DELTA][C.sub.D], (b) [DELTA][C.sub.DWC] (calculated with Equation 4) and (c) [DELTA][C.sub.L] relative to base line value for No Wheels (NW), with (d) [DELTA][C.sub.D], (e) [DELTA][C.sub.DWC] and (f) [DELTA][C.sub.L] showing the With Wheels (WW) relative to the baseline.
In this study, the effect of simultaneous variation in blade root chord length and blade taper on the control effort of the FCS of a helicopter is investigated.
The findings in this study indicate that 2 wks of taper did not result in an improvement in either the subjects' physiological recovery or the 100 m freestyle performance despite the significant decrease in LDH as a marker for muscle damage.
Since sprues are typically the thickest molded component, the amount of shrinkage is going to be greater, as is the likelihood of negating the taper lock.
The smooth Gaussian tapered profile and the terminating resistors corporately enlarge the bandwidth.
All molars of Group-B were obturated by cold lateral condensation guttapercha technique using calcium hydroxide based sealer, while all molars of Group-A were obturated with guttapercha points of protaper system (greater taper) using calcium hydroxide based sealer.
Adamis acquired global rights to the Taper DPI technology in all medical indications from 3M.
It is clear from the reaction in May and June last year that the route will not be straightforward, although the response to the actual taper in December was more encouraging.
Exponential Taper (Slow Decay): The training load is higher than the fast decay taper, as well as a slower decrease in volume.
"A large part of the US dollar's immediate outlook is wrapped up in the on-going debate over the when and whether of the Fed's asset purchase taper, with the theory that a taper is USD positive and a non-taper USD negative.