tachyphylaxis

noun

tachy·​phy·​lax·​is ˌtak-i-fi-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce tachyphylaxis (audio)
plural tachyphylaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce tachyphylaxis (audio)
: diminished response to later increments in a sequence of applications of a physiologically active substance (as the diminished pressor response that follows repeated injections of renin)

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“Tachyphylaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tachyphylaxis. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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