Word of the Day – Oct. 18 – Tachyphylaxis

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Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Tachyphylaxis  (tak-uh-fi-LAK-sis)

Definition: Successively decreased response to a drug or a toxin over time.

Example sentence: Tachyphylaxis and skin atrophy associated with long-term use make steroids unsuitable for lengthy treatment.