Antiperiodic
Antiperiodic An`ti*pe`ri*od"ic, n. (Med.) A remedy possessing the property of preventing the return of periodic paroxysms, or exacerbations, of disease, as in intermittent fevers. [1913 Webster]

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  • antiperiodic — [an΄tī pir΄ē äd′ik; an΄tēpir΄ē äd′ik, an΄tipir΄ē äd′ik] adj. preventing the periodic return of attacks of disease, as of certain fevers, esp. malaria n. an antiperiodic substance or drug * * * an·ti·pe·ri·od·ic (ăn tē pîr ē ŏdʹĭk, ăn tī ) adj.… …   Universalium

  • antiperiodic — [an΄tī pir΄ē äd′ik; an΄tēpir΄ē äd′ik, an΄tipir΄ē äd′ik] adj. preventing the periodic return of attacks of disease, as of certain fevers, esp. malaria n. an antiperiodic substance or drug …   English World dictionary

  • antiperiodic — Preventing the regular recurrence of a disease ( e.g., malaria) or a symptom. * * * an·ti·pe·ri·od·ic .ant i .pir ē äd ik, .an .tī adj preventing periodic returns of disease antiperiodic n an antiperiodic agent * * * an·ti·pe·ri·od·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • antiperiodic — /ˌæntipɪəriˈɒdɪk/ (say .anteepearree odik) adjective 1. efficacious against periodic diseases, as intermittent fever. –noun 2. an antiperiodic agent …   Australian English dictionary

  • antiperiodic — I. | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary anti (I) + periodic : preventive of periodic returns of paroxysms or exacerbations of disease (as in intermittent fevers) II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiperiodic — adjective preventing the regular recurrence of symptoms …   Wiktionary

  • antiperiodic — adj. effective against recurring diseases (such as various types of fever) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antiperiodic — an·ti·pe·ri·od·ic …   English syllables

  • Periodic function — Not to be confused with periodic mapping, a mapping whose nth iterate is the identity (see periodic point). In mathematics, a periodic function is a function that repeats its values in regular intervals or periods. The most important examples are …   Wikipedia

  • Bebeerine — Be*bee rine, or Bebirine Be*bi rine (b[ e]*b[=e] r[i^]n or r[=e]n), n. (Chem.) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green heart of Guiana ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}). It is a tonic, antiperiodic, and febrifuge, and is used in medicine as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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