spontaneous remission

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spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.

spontaneous remission

1 the reversal of progress of disease without formal treatment.
2 the disappearance of symptoms of a mentally ill patient without formal treatment.

spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

(spon-tā'nē-us rē-mis'shŭn)
Disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.

spontaneous remission,

n phrase used by medical professionals to describe a patient's complete recovery that is inexplicable by medical means.
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After spontaneous healing, the area may be left with cosmetic defects like hypertrophy/atrophy, hyper/hypopigmentation, alopecia, scars and contractures.
He was given a period of 6 weeks for spontaneous healing to which he did not respond.
Barbara Honneger reports a spontaneous healing of her own broken shoelace at the same time that her father was almost killed by an untied shoelace getting caught up in machinery at work.
Although spontaneous healing has been observed in posttraumatic urethrorectal fistulas in human medicine, surgical intervention was necessary in most reported cases.
In view of the findings we can conclude that the methods of reconstructive foot wound surgery allow restoring load-bearing function of the extremity much earlier in contrast to spontaneous healing.
1, 7 The presence of sinusitis, foreign bodies, dental cysts, apical abscess, tumors, infected and degenerated poly-poid mucosa and infected bone prevents spontaneous healing.
Spontaneous healing after a root fracture where pulp vitality is maintained is clinically significant, and may occur in approximately 70-80% of intra-alveolar root fracture cases.
Monitoring is important because vasectomies are not 100 percent successful, and men who have had them can experience recanalization, or the spontaneous healing or restoration of the vas deferens, which restores their fertility.
Spontaneous healing of aortic dissection has been reported during medical therapy, but it is rarely occurring event since continuous flow through large entry tears seems to prevent spontaneous healing.
Since the early 1960s, nutritional support has been the mainstay of management that expedites the spontaneous healing of the fistula or, if healing does not occur, ensures that the patient is nutritionally optimised for surgical reconstruction.
Acute perforations (without other middle ear injury) were observed for spontaneous healing.
His many best-selling books, including 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Spontaneous Healing and his latest, Healthy Ageing, which challenges conventional views on growing old, take a commonsense approach to diet and lifestyle, that helps people stay well for longer.

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