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remission

 [re-mish´un]
diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; the period during which such diminution occurs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

remission

A marked reduction in the severity of the symptoms or signs of a disease, or its temporary disappearance.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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