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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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6), with no significant differences between the preparation tapers. In the prepared teeth the taper was important both for the stress values and distribution.
Shorter-wavelength green light was trapped at a point where the taper became too thin for it to penetrate the waveguide.
Scientific studies have shown that an optimal taper involves a reduction in training volume, but with intensity maintained as high as during hard training.
TABLE 1 Dimensions of tapers (1968) Name of connector Narrowest external Widest internal diameter of cone diameter of socket (mm) (mm) Waters 30.4 29.6 Old facemask 23.6 23.3 Cage mount 23.2 22.8 BS 3849 adult 22.4 22.0 McKesson 19.7 19.0 Original paediatric 16.4 16.0 BS 3849 paediatric 15.5 15.2
Not only does it cut heavy taper but it trim-cuts consistently, yielding a uniform surface, which reduces polishing time and gives you good surface quality on the extrusion.
It is people who now hold a business asset, but did not when the taper relief rules first came in, that are likely to be disappointed.
By twisting them 90 degrees to engage the remaining tapered portions or by machining the tapers with a lead or helix angle, you create a continuous thread in which the first part screws into the second part.
What's needed: 6- to 8-weight lines with hard cores and surfaces, long bellies and tapers for quick casts, both short and long.
A blending effect is achieved through the intermeshing tapered screw design.
The fiber sensors that arise from tapering the single-mode optical fibers are coupler sensors, biconically tapered bend sensors and evanescent wave sensors where the transmission through the tapered region depends on the index refraction of the external medium.
The fiber sensors that arise from tapering the single-mode optical fibers are coupler sensors, biconically tapered bend sensors[4] and evanescent wave sensors where the transmission through the tapered region depends on the index refraction of the external medium.[9,25] Additionally, there are tapered multi-mode optical fiber devices,[2] which also are discussed.
The side edge tapers used here have a length of 45 mm (15.5% of the base height) resulting in an aspect ratio of 6.4, with angles of 0[degrees] to 24[degrees] in steps of 4[degrees] (Figure 5) with a sharp leading edge.