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Definition of «Adjuvant»

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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 and enhances the pharmacological effect of a drug or increases the ability of an antigen to stimulate the immune system.

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