immune adjuvant

A drug that stimulates the immune system to respond to disease.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • adjuvant Medicine — [ adʒʊv(ə)nt] adjective (of therapy) applied after initial treatment for cancer to suppress secondary tumour formation. noun a substance which enhances the body s immune response to an antigen. Origin C16: from L. adjuvant , adjuvare, from ad… …   English new terms dictionary

  • adjuvant — [aj′ə vənt] adj. [L adjuvans, prp. of adjuvare: see AID] that helps or aids; auxiliary n. 1. a person or thing that helps 2. a substance added to a drug to aid its action, specif. in increasing immune response …   English World dictionary

  • Adjuvant immunologique — Dans le domaine médical et vétérinaire, un adjuvant[1] immunologique (appelé aussi adjuvant vaccinal, immunoactivateur, immunoadjuvant, immunopotentialisateur, immunostimulant) ou immunomodulateur (ce terme est plus précis que celui d adjuvant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adjuvant — An adjuvant (from Latin, adiuvare: to aid) is a pharmacological or immunological agent that modifies the effect of other agents, such as a drug or vaccine, while having few if any direct effects when given by itself. They are often included in… …   Wikipedia

  • Adjuvant — The Latin “adjuvans” means to help, particularly to reach a goal. Adjuvant therapy for cancer is surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation to help decrease the risk of the cancer recurring (coming back). An adjuvant is a substance that helps… …   Medical dictionary

  • adjuvant — I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French, from Latin adjuvant , adjuvans, present participle of adjuvare to aid more at aid Date: 1574 1. serving to aid or contribute ; auxiliary 2. assisting in the prevention, amelioration, or cure of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adjuvant — /aj euh veuhnt/, adj. 1. serving to help or assist; auxiliary. 2. Med. utilizing drugs, radiation therapy, or other means of supplemental treatment following cancer surgery. n. 3. a person or thing that aids or helps. 4. anything that aids in… …   Universalium

  • adjuvant — Additional components added to a system to affect action of its main component, typically to increase immune response to an antigen. See Freund s adjuvant …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • adjuvant — ad•ju•vant [[t]ˈædʒ ə vənt[/t]] adj. 1) serving to help or assist; auxiliary 2) med utilizing drugs, radiation therapy, or other means of supplementary treatment following cancer surgery 3) a person or thing that aids or assists 4) med anything… …   From formal English to slang

  • adjuvant — n. helper, assistant; substance or treatment that is used as a supplement to the primary treatment (Medicine); substance added to an antigen or vaccine to increase the immune response (Immunology) adj. helping, assisting, aiding; used as a… …   English contemporary dictionary

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