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dec·re·ment

(dek'rĕ-ment),
1. Decrease.
See also: decremental conduction.
2. Decrease in conduction velocity at a particular point; a result of altered properties at that point.
See also: decremental conduction.
[L. decrementum, fr. decresco, to decrease]

decrement

/dec·re·ment/ (dek´rĕ-ment)
1. subtraction, or decrease; the amount by which a quantity or value is decreased.
2. the stage of decline of a disease; see stadium decrementi. decremen´tal

decrement

[dek′rəmənt]
Etymology: L, de + crescere, to grow
a decrease or stage of decline, as of a uterine contraction.

dec·re·ment

(dek'rĕ-měnt)
1. Decrease.
2. Decrease in conduction velocity at a particular point; a result of altered properties at that point.
See also: decremental conduction
[L. decrementum, fr. decresco, to decrease]

decrement

the recovery after a fever; the excessive stored heat is dissipated by vasodilatation and sweating, and heat production is reduced by relaxation of muscles. Called also defervescence.