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breakthrough

 [brāk´throo″]
1. a significant step forward in theory development or research.
2. in psychotherapy, a change in attitude or behavior following a period of little or no client insight.

break·through

(brāk'thrū),
A sudden manifestation of new insights and more constructive attitudes following a period of resistance during psychotherapy.

breakthrough

(in psychiatry) a sudden new insight into a problem and its solution after a period of little or no progress.
Infectious disease A popular term for a positive blood culture for a pathogen after adequate therapy—e.g., 72 hrs for Candida krusei post-fluconazole therapy
Psychiatry A point in any form of 'talk therapy'—e.g., psychoanalysis—in which the patient acquires a new level of insight that changes the course of future therapy
Research A popular term for a discovery which solves a major question, and launches multiple lines of scientific inquiry
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