Washout ?

(Re-viewing psychotropic drugs) Washout 4. (informal) 1. a total failure or disaster 2. an incompetent person (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/wash-out) 3. dose tapering of medication to more safely discontinue its use or to (ostensibly) eliminate its effects before commencing a different treatment regime (source: industry idiom1) But perhaps we should expand the meaning of “washout” as we consider: …

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