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taperingImaging The gradual narrowing of a lumen, often due to external compression. See Rat tail tapering Sports medicine A weight training term for a slow 'weaning' from steroid use. See Anabolic steroids, Weight training Therapeutics The gradual lowering of drug dose. See Drug tapering.
Gradually reducing the amount of a drug when stopping it abruptly would cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
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n a process of shaping a clasp arm the better to distribute flexure throughout its length, thus reducing fatigue, strain hardening, and resultant fracture.
n a dental arch that converges from the molars to the central incisors to such a degree that lines passing through the central grooves of the molars and premolars intersect within one inch anterior to the central incisors. See also arch, tapering.