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regress

(rĭ-grĕs′)
v. re·gressed, re·gressing, re·gresses
v.intr.
To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
v.tr. Psychology
To induce a state of regression in: techniques to regress a patient under hypnosis.

re·gres′sor n.

REGRESS

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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Although the location of the melanophages might suggest a regressed focus of metastatic melanoma, the possibility also exists that the melanophages migrated to the lymph node from the primary lesion.
Lebanon's rank on the political risks category regressed by 17 spots from last March, its ranking on the economic performance improved by one spot while its rankings on the remaining categories were unchanged.
Low-grade abnormal cytology also was seen in 10 HPV-negative women (7 with ASCUS and 3 with LSIL), but these lesions all regressed spontaneously.
By the follow-up exam (mean 11 months later), 65% of LSIL, 67% of ASCUS, 57% of ASC-H, and 55% of HSIL had regressed.
Their hypothesis is based on the evolution of a single case of hepatitis B disease that appears to have regressed.
One need only remember Dior's New Look and the innocent Pepsodent ads of the 1950s to understand how far we've regressed, however fashionably.
Around ovulation and implantation, it consumes a lot more energy than in the regressed state," says Strassmann, citing one study which found that the endometrium's oxygen consumption, a measure of its energy expenditure, increases seven-fold from the beginning to the end of the menstrual cycle.
To settle this question they needed a way to watch the cancerous cells to see whether they regressed to a normal state or died when Myc was turned off.
Summary: BEIRUT: The World Bank's annual World Governance Indicators for 2009 show that Lebanon's rankings improved on four out of six governance indicators included in the survey and regressed in the two others, while its score improved in five indicators and regressed in just one.
The six-year-old has regressed as the season has progressed, but as he showed a high level of form at the backend of last season and the beginning of this season (won the Tingle Creek) he is likely to start at a short price.