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Side effects of side effects

Postby WordyPossum » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:48 am

There is a word which describes the medical treatment which ameliorates the side effects of a primary treatment.
e.g. chemotherapy drugs cause nausea so another drug is proscribed to treat the nausea.

Pertaining only to drugs I think.

The word is in my head somewhere but the passing years take the toll on my ability to recall.
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Postby Slava » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:31 pm

Would mitigative or mitigatory be what you're looking for?
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Postby bnjtokyo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:00 pm

ameliorate, amelioration, ameliorant, ameliorative, amelioratory may useful
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Postby WordyPossum » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:35 am

All the suggested words could possibly apply but are not specific to counteracting medicine's side effects.

The word I am seeking is medicine specific, at least in my mind that is.

Imagined word? Perhaps but I am convinced not.
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Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:18 am

I googled "effect of another drug", and found "antagonism" and "antagonist". Could that be what you are looking for?
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Postby WordyPossum » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:02 am

No not either of those, Audiendus.
They are antonyms of agonist and agonistic? i.e. effect, (or not), of how they affect cell release of say, dopamine
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Postby Slava » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:05 pm

Two more suggestions:

antidote
palliative
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Counteractant, counteragent? If not, try trolling the xynonyms for antidote. That's where I found those two.
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Postby WordyPossum » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:14 am

Thanks, good people.
Not the word I have in mind.
I am mistaken, perhaps.

It's becoming my sole ambition! 8)
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:52 pm

I think you are correct. There's a tickle in the back of my brain that sometimes brings up the right word. Meanwhile, I plan to ask the next pharmacist I see.
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Postby WordyPossum » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:46 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:I think you are correct. There's a tickle in the back of my brain that sometimes brings up the right word. Meanwhile, I plan to ask the next pharmacist I see.
Great idea! Now why didn't I think of that :oops:
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Postby Slava » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:10 pm

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Perry Lassiter wrote:I think you are correct. There's a tickle in the back of my brain that sometimes brings up the right word. Meanwhile, I plan to ask the next pharmacist I see.
Great idea! Now why didn't I think of that :oops:
May you have better luck than I. 3 pharmacists and 3 nurses later, I have diddly.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:55 pm

Unaccustomed as we word mavens are to field work...
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Postby WordyPossum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:54 am

Next step a real medical man then. What some choose to name a 'doctor'.
Though I do wonder whether, even if this doctor knows the word I am seeking, it would be revealed.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:00 pm

You fear that if he tells you, he'd have to kill you? :-)
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