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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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A range of roof and side tapers were tested prior to the passive base ventilation (Figure 4(a) and Figure 4(b)).
Orvis' Hydros Bass/Warmwater line has a compact head and short front taper to punch big bugs into the wind and into tight shoreline spots from close range.
Single direction tapering is well suited for tapering fibers with small taper ratios of less than 50 percent.
Taper crimp is much more forgiving than roll crimp, but it is also more subtle, so this article will delve into the aspects of taper crimp.
Zheng explained that the light beam in a single-mode dielectric taper establishes a field that is evanescent outside the taper core when the tapering angle is small and the energy radiated from the taper interior is concentrated in the close vicinity of the taper core for the whole length of the taper, no matter how long the taper is, whereas the radiation loss is found to be of second order in the tapering angle in [6]; Paying more attention to the description of circular taper, equation 47 in that paper manifests that the local fundamental mode is in accordance with the previous supposition, and that the Bessel function of the first kind of order n and modified Bessel function of the second kind of order n determine the field inside and outside the taper, respectively.
For a one- or two-way taper, there is no difference between these two strategies since the assumed average and true average thicknesses are the same; however, using an assumed average thickness of (H + L)/2 is much easier for all other taper geometries, since information about high- and low-point thicknesses is readily available.
However, since peak HRs were significantly reduced on day 9 of both the tapers, there appears to have been a general improvement in physiological stress response.
Spurring and Small (5) pointed out that even in 1983 some manufacturers still did not use standard tapers.
She said: ``The introduction of taper relief in 1998, and the changes to the regime every year since, means that many business owners are expecting to be able to sell their companies from April 6 and pay tax at only ten per cent on the gain.
Axially preloaded tapers, on the other hand, work with a retaining device such as a plate.