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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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In fact, a study published in the December 2003 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who abruptly stopped taking hormone therapy experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms than those who tapered off. (5) That could be because the women didn't taper off slowly enough, the authors suggest.
"It's not surprising that the impacts tapered off about 3 billion years ago," notes study collaborator Richard A.
In the middle of the period, implied volatility on dollar-mark and dollar-yen options moved higher as the dollar-yen exchange rate fell 8.5 percent during May but tapered off as the dollar-yen exchange rate stabilized in June.
The control, SRTMA and TAIC samples had stress-strain curves which were steep for the first 100% elongation (slope about 2), but tapered off to more gentle slopes after reaching 100% elongation (slopes from 3/5 to 1).
Then sales slowly tapered off. But a combination of back-to-the-landers and regular folks worried about power failures and high fuel costs has wood stoves again becoming a hot item.
BOISE, Idaho - Though sales growth tapered off to 7.5%, Albertson's Inc.