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[word-lover] 2016-09-02 How to Use a Word

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本帖最后由 sophiewolf 于 2016-9-3 18:17 编辑

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Adjuvant is an adjective,that means serving to aid or contribute, auxiliary.
It can also mean assisting in a prevention emulation  or cure of disease, here is the word used in the sentence from New York times by Willen Bradly, kidney cancer has long been resistant to chemotherapy ,but researchers are finding more success with targeted drug treatment called adjuvant therapy delivered after surgery which attacks the genetic mutations underlining a tumors grow.

Things that are adjuvant really get top bidding. They're the supporting players, not the stars. But that doesn’t mean they are not important. An adjuvant medicine, for example, can have a powerful healing effect when teamed up with another medicine or cure of treatment. Adjuvant descends from the Latin verb Adjuvanve, meaning to aid, which also gave English the nouns Co Adjuter, meaning assistant and the word Aid itself.  These days adjuvant tends to turn up most often in medical contexts, but it can also be used in a general sense of serving to aid, likewise the noun adjuvant    can mean a drug or method that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment or simply one that helps or Facilitates
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