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1. Adjuvant
* In pharmacology, a substance that, when added to a medicine, speeds or improves its action. * In immunology, a substance that is added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less vaccine is needed to produce more antibodies. Such adjuvants apparently work by speeding the division of lymphocytes and by keeping the antigen in the area where the immune response is taking place. In research with humans, aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide gel are commonly used; in research involving lab animals, Freund's adjuvant is used.

2. Adjuvant therapy
Cancer treatment that involves surgery followed by additional treatment with chemotherapy drugs and/or radiation to reduce the risk that the cancer will return.

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