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v. re·gressed, re·gressing, re·gresses
To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean. Psychology
To induce a state of regression in: techniques to regress a patient under hypnosis.

re·gres′sor n.


Cardiology A clinical trial–Regression Growth Evaluation Statin Study of the effect of pravastatin on progression or regression of CAD in symptomatic ♂ with hypercholesterolemia. See Lipid-lowering therapy, Pravastatin. Cf MAAS, PLAC I, PLAC II, 4S.
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Let us now consider in more detail Meillassoux's claim that the infinite regress of sufficient reasons must be avoided.
We don't mean, of course, that the issue is explicitly arranged in the form of a regress argument, or that our authors have deliberately decided to write as a collective mind to maximize the coherence of the claims within its covers.
Pilgrim's Regress is Lewis' attempt to set forth a large-scale
But if an infinite regress of meta-levels is unacceptable when it is generated by the reiteration of the same principle in a case of inter-level circularity, why should it be any less unacceptable if it involves an infinite number of different "justificatory" principles?
The article discusses the problem of epistemic regress and criterion.
I came here to regress and smoke too much and drink too much and enjoy people and take advantage of the fact that I'm not paying rent or worrying about my career or my family.
Fat "can grow and regress very substantially, very rapidly, and repeatedly, even in an adult.
REGRESS to the age of innocence, and enjoy "good wholesome family entertainment" for a Saturday night at Garlands.
Toward the end, they regress from humans to apes, leaving the conventions of society behind them before they are killed by a fusillade of gunfire, except for one grieving survivor.
Facial lymphedema is often seen during the immediate postoperative period, but it usually begins to regress within several days, especially when the neck dissection has been performed on only one side.
Translated to the nursing home setting, this means that if nursing allows residents to regress after therapy has helped them to reach a certain level of function, nurses can no longer keep referring residents back to therapy - i.
Many "normal" individuals regress during serious illness.