Adjuvants are pharmacological or immunological agents that modify the effect of other agents (e. Pharmacology (from Greek grc φάρμακον pharmakon, "drug" and grc -λογία -logia) is the study of how Drugs Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical Science that covers the study of all aspects of the Immune system in all Organisms It deals with g. , drugs, vaccines) while having few if any direct effects when given by themselves. In this sense, they are roughly analogous to chemical catalysts. A chemical substance is a Material with a definite chemical composition. Catalysis is the process in which the rate of a Chemical reaction is increased by means of a Chemical substance known as a catalyst Types of adjuvants include: In Pharmacology, adjuvants are drugs that have few or no pharmacological effects by themselves but may increase the efficacy or Potency of other drugs In Immunology, an adjuvant is an agent that may stimulate the Immune system and increase the response to a Vaccine, without having any specific Antigenic The Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD defines an adjuvant as a substance other than water which is not in itself a Pesticide but which enhances or is intended to enhance the Adjuvant chemotherapy is a term used to describe the role of Chemotherapy relative to other cancer treatments Dermatology (from Greek grc δέρμα derma, "skin" and grc -λογία -logia) is a branch of Medicine dealing with
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- A thing which aids or assists; an auxiliary.
- One who helps or facilitates; an assistant.
- (Medicine) An additive (as in a drug) that aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
- (Medicine) Something (as in a method) that enhances the effectiveness of a medical treatment.
- (Immunology) A substance enhancing the immune response to an antigen.
- The noun used as a modifier.
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