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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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If you plan to fling half a chicken anytime soon, today's fastest, powerful fly rods, and an aggressive (short belly) specialty taper fly line can help you do that, without sending you in for Tommy John surgery.
In practice, patients often request and receive medication taper instead of maintenance therapy, and office-based physicians may be enthusiastic to provide tapers because this method allows them to treat more patients, fits with what many patients request, and could reduce the need for long-term opioid therapy," said Dr.
Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft system proximal FreeFlo tapers line extension now with dissection indication, and the TOTAL across crossing support catheter for peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the below-the-knee (BTK) vessel bed are now available to physicians in the United States.
By integrating the Thermally Stabilized Plasma technology into the design, the station's wide plasma heat source and blunt electrodes achieve virtually debris-free tapers with less than 1 percent insertion loss, ideal for creating high quality tapers, bundles and standard or PM couplers with an integrated cleaver.
Only for steeply sloped tapers, where the taper angle is about 30[degrees] or more, should heat flow trajectories based on the slope of the taper also be considered.
The tooth preparations with different tapers and chamfer shoulder, together with the complete cast crowns were designed.
The idea is that as the waveguide tapers, the components of the light are made to stop in turn at ever narrower points.
When these neoprene connectors were used in conjunction with metal connectors, the contact area of the tapers was reduced, resulting in an unstable connection that was likely to fall apart unless jammed hard, in which case it failed to come apart when desired.
Contrarily, high-production sprues are exactly the opposite because the sprue at the parting line is largest and tapers up to the top of the mold in order to easily draw the mold away from the pattern.
But there are two sets of taper relief, and the gain tapers away much more quickly for business assets than for assets seen as passive investments.