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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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Under extreme stress or under the influence of alcohol, the one-time victim regresses to that time in his childhood and becomes an offender, usually against someone he knows.
As impressive as Kaspar's education may be, it remains a gloss, and in moments of stress, he regresses into a pitiful, cowering man-beast.