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adjuvant
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1. <pharmacology> A substance that, when added to a medicine, speeds or improves its action which aids another, such as an auxiliary remedy

2. <immunology> 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)

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