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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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Orvis' Hydros Bass/Warmwater line has a compact head and short front taper to punch big bugs into the wind and into tight shoreline spots from close range.
Interestingly, the Fed's September backtracking on the intent to taper has only partially unwound the damage to bond markets and emerging market currencies.
The dovish stance of monetary policy was reinforced by the Fed's recent decision to postpone the first taper of QE3.
Single direction tapering is well suited for tapering fibers with small taper ratios of less than 50 percent.
The following tapered forms will be considered, based on the geometries illustrated in Figure 1: one-way taper, four-way taper (sloping both to interior drain and to exterior drain); and triangular cricket.
A complete cast crown preparation has a good resistance form if the axial walls have been prepared with the proper degree of taper or convergence.
The idea is that as the waveguide tapers, the components of the light are made to stop in turn at ever narrower points.
In 1968, there were still many different taper connections in use and the extent of the problem for mismatch of connectors can be seen in Table 1 (1).
Frias estimates she geared the taper for 85 percent of her girls and 55 percent of her boys for last week's meet in an attempt to qualify for finals.
Alternatively, substitute 30 mg of phenobarbital for every 100 mg of butalbital, and then taper the phenobarbital.
Changes to business taper relief mean that more businesses will be put up for sale after April 6, according to Midlands accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward.
The optimal solution in many cases is to slowly taper neuroleptic therapy, once a patient's condition has become stable, to a substantially lower dose that still controls symptoms of schizophrenia," asserts study director Dilip V.