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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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The passive ventilation has been tested in combination with 10[degrees] and 15[degrees]side tapers and a 15[degrees] roof taper.
Scientific Anglers' Marketing Director John Van Vleet recommends both their Mastery Series Titan and Magnum Taper lines for big flies.
allowing for unlimited taper ratios with very low insertion loss.
For taper crimp, practical shooting reloaders have been doing it long enough to have hard measurements.
The same kind of capillary tubes are used in this paper and inserted into the focusing position inside the taper.
A = length of tapered panel measured horizontally, in the direction of taper slope
One concern of athletes commencing a tapering regimen is the possible negative effect of detraining as a result of the reduced training load during the taper.
This gave rise to the potentially dangerous possibility of mismatched taper connections and a failure to create a gas-tight breathing system capable of ventilating a patient.
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.
Axially preloaded tapers, on the other hand, work with a retaining device such as a plate.
From base to tip, each screw tapers down in shaft diameter, flight height, pitch and flight tip-to-extruder casing clearance.
It also has been observed that when two of these tapers are used in series, as they have been in some of the filter devices, the region in between the two tapers is also sensitive to perturbation.