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ad·ju·vant

 (ăj′ə-vənt)
n.
1. A treatment that enhances an existing medical regimen, as a pharmacological agent added to a drug to increase or aid its effect.
2. An immunological agent that increases the antigenic response.
adj.
Contributing to or enhancing an existing medical regimen: adjuvant chemotherapy

[From Latin adiuvāns, adiuvant-, present participle of adiuvāre, to help; see aid.]

adjuvant

(ˈædʒəvənt)
adj
aiding or assisting
n
1. something that aids or assists; auxiliary
2. (Pharmacology) med a drug or other substance that enhances the activity of another
3. (Medicine) immunol a substance that enhances the immune response stimulated by an antigen when injected with the antigen
[C17: from Latin adjuvāns, present participle of adjuvāre, from juvāre to help]
ˈadjuvancy n

ad•ju•vant

(ˈædʒ ə vənt)

adj.
1. serving to help or assist; auxiliary.
2. utilizing drugs, radiation therapy, or other means of supplementary treatment following cancer surgery.
n.
3. a person or thing that aids or assists.
4. anything that aids in removing or preventing a disease, esp. a substance added to a prescription to aid the effect of the main ingredient.
5. a substance admixed with an immunogen in order to elicit a more marked immune response.
[1600–10; < Latin adjuvant-, s. of adjuvāns, present participle of adjuvāre to help; see adjutant]

adjuvant

Medicine. a substance added to a medicinal preparation to assist the action of the principal ingredient.
See also: Drugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjuvant - an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
additive - something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
Adj.1.adjuvant - furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
2.adjuvant - enhancing the action of a medical treatment; "the adjuvant action of certain bacteria"
materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
Translations
Adjuvans

ad·ju·vant

n. adjutor, agente o sustancia que acentúa la potencia de un medicamento;
___ therapyterapia aditiva o complementaria.

adjuvant

adj adyuvante
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Therefore, there is an increasing interest in the use of immunoadjuvant therapy to recruit host immunity in patients with such kinds of infections.
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CP leaf extract may potentially provide the means for the treatment and prevention of selected human diseases such as cancer, various allergic disorders, and may also serve as immunoadjuvant for vaccine therapy.
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