Definition of Adjuvant

1. Noun. An additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment.

Generic synonyms: Additive



2. Adjective. Furnishing added support. "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

3. Adjective. Enhancing the action of a medical treatment. "The adjuvant action of certain bacteria"
Category relationships: Materia Medica, Pharmacological Medicine, Pharmacology
Similar to: Helpful

Definition of Adjuvant

1. a. Helping; helpful; assisting.

2. n. An assistant.

Definition of Adjuvant

1. Noun. A thing which aids or assists; an auxiliary. ¹

2. Noun. One who helps or facilitates; an assistant. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) An additive (as in a drug) that aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient. ¹

4. Noun. (medicine) Something (as in a method) that enhances the effectiveness of a medical treatment. ¹

5. Noun. (immunology) A substance enhancing the immune response to an antigen. ¹

6. Adjective. The noun used as a modifier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adjuvant

1. an assistant [n -S] - See also: assistant

Medical Definition of Adjuvant

1. 1. A substance that, when added to a medicine, speeds or improves its action which aids another, such as an auxiliary remedy 2. A substance added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less vaccine is needed to produce a non-specific stimulator (for example, BCG vaccine) of the immune response. Origin: L. Adjuvans = aiding (18 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjuvant

adjutant general
adjutant stork
adjutant storks
adjutants
adjutator
adjutators
adjute
adjuted
adjutes
adjuting
adjutor
adjutors
adjutory
adjutrices
adjutrix
adjuvant (current term)
adjuvant analgesic
adjuvant chemotherapy
adjuvant therapy
adjuvant vaccine
adjuvanted
adjuvanticity
adjuvants
adjuvate
adlands
adlayer
adlayers
adle
adlect

Literary usage of Adjuvant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Gundy, S.; Baki, M.; Bodrogi, I. Vinblastine, cisplatin and bleomycin (VPB) adjuvant therapy does not induce dose-dependent damage in human chromosomes. ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"He prefers the term "adjuvant Thompson effect " for any distributed thermal action that helps the current. Specific Inductive Capacity. ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1883)
"Morphia, as an adjuvant to Chloroform.—An interesting paper " On the Combined Use of Morphia and Chloroform in producing and maintaining Surgical ..."

4. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... assisting, adjuvant Unter-stützung, /. support, assistance Untersuchen, vt to investigate, to examine ; to probe ; to inspect ; to explore Untersuchung, ..."

5. The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy by E. Gauckler (1915)
"PSYCHOTHERAPY AND ITS adjuvant PROCESSES. CHAPTER XIX. CRITICAL STUDY OF TUB TREATMENT OF THE PSYCHONEUROSES. THERE has been a marvellous evolution in ..."

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