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tachyphylaxis

Pronunciation: tak'i-fi-lak'sis

Definition: Rapid appearance of progressive decrease in response to a given dose after repetitive administration of a pharmacologically or physiologically active substance.

[tachy- + G. phylaxis, protection]

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