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remission

 [re-mish´un]
diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; the period during which such diminution occurs.

re·mis·sion

(rē-mish'ŭn),
1. Abatement or lessening in severity of the symptoms of a disease.
2. The period during which such abatement occurs.
[L. remissio, fr. re-mitto, pp. -missus, to send back, slacken, relax]

remission

/re·mis·sion/ (re-mish´un) diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; the period during which such diminution occurs.

remission

(rĭ-mĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act of remitting.
b. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
2. A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
3.
a. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
b. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
4.
a. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
b. Forgiveness; pardon.

remission

[rimish′ən]
Etymology: L, remittere, to abate
the partial or complete disappearance of the clinical and subjective characteristics of a chronic or malignant disease. Remission may be spontaneous or the result of therapy. In some cases remission is permanent, and the disease is cured. Compare cure.

remission

Medtalk A period during which the signs and Sx of a disease disappear or diminish Oncology Regression of Sx or lesions in a malignancy, most commonly referring to the disappearance of a lympho- or myeloproliferative tumor by radio- or chemotherapy and amelioration of clinical Sx, which may be temporary, partial or complete. See Cure, Induction of remission, Leukemia management, Partial remission, Pathologic remission, Spontaneous regression of cancer. Cf Relapse.

re·mis·sion

(rĕ-mish'ŭn)
1. Abatement or lessening in severity of the symptoms of a disease.
2. The period during which such abatement occurs.
[L. remissio, fr. re-mitto, pp. -missus, to send back, slacken, relax]

remission

A marked reduction in the severity of the symptoms or signs of a disease, or its temporary disappearance.

Remission

A disappearance of a disease as a result of treatment. Complete remission means that all disease is gone. Partial remission means that the disease is significantly improved by treatment, but residual traces of the disease are still present.

remission

attenuation of symptoms of disease

re·mis·sion

(rĕ-mish'ŭn)
1. Abatement or lessening in severity of disease symptoms.
2. Period during which such abatement occurs.
[L. remissio, fr. re-mitto, pp. -missus, to send back, slacken, relax]

remission,

n the partial or complete disappearance of the clinical and subjective characteristics of a chronic or malignant disease.

remission

diminution or abatement of the clinical signs of a disease; the period during which such diminution occurs.
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Compared to the group that continued etanercept plus methotrexate, the majority continued to be in DAS28 remission without methotrexate" at 2 years, he said.
Variables not associated with sustained remission were smoking status, symptom duration, tender or swollen joint counts, morning stiffness, and initial treatment with oral corticosteroids or biologics.
Partial remission was defined as a period of three or more months during which the patient was lesion free while taking systemic immunosuppressants (corticosteroids and/or adjuvant therapy).
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Although the Prison Act of 1947 was changed in 2007 to make a level playing field of 25 per cent remission for all prisoners, he claims that women imprisoned before 2007 are still entitled to one third remission, while men are not.
Researchers gave the vaccine to 13 leukemia patients in remission and 53 others who had active disease.