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ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕnts),
1. The act or quality of sticking to something.
See also: adhesion.
2. The extent to which a patient continues an agreed-on mode of treatment without close supervision. Compare: compliance (2), maintenance.
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]

adherence

/ad·her·ence/ (ad-hēr´ens) the act or condition of sticking to something.
immune adherence  the adherence of antigen-antibody complexes or cells coated with antibody or complement to cells bearing complement receptors or Fc receptors. It is a sensitive detector of complement-fixing antibody.

adherence

(ăd-hîr′əns, -hĕr′-)
n.
1. The process or condition of adhering; adhesion.
2. The extent to which a patient continues an agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands.

adherence

[adhir′əns]
1 the quality of clinging or being closely attached.
2 the process in which a person follows rules, guidelines, or standards, especially as a patient follows a prescription and recommendations for a regimen of care. adhere, v., adherent, adj.

Adherence

The sticking of “A” to “B”.

ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕns)
1. The act or quality of sticking to something.
See also: adhesion
2. The extent to which a patient complies with the prescribed treatment under limited supervision.
Compare: compliance (2) , maintenance
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]

adherence

extent to which a person maintains a behavioural regimen, such as regular exercise. See also compliance.

ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕns)
1. Act or quality of sticking to something.
2. Extent to which a patient continues an agreed-on mode of treatment without close supervision.
Compare: compliance, maintenance
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]
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As the attempt to establish among themselves the community of goods was a seal of that sacred bond which knit them so closely together, so the conduct they observed toward the natives of the country displays their steadfast adherence to the rules of justice and their faithful attachment to those of benevolence and charity.
Do you see nothing admirable in a faithful adherence to an unpopular cause?
He is never pedantic, and, for all his close adherence to broad principles, he is ready to admit that no two ships can be treated exactly alike.
Poyser was strict in adherence to her own rules of propriety, and she considered that a young girl was not to be treated sharply in the presence of a respectable man who was courting her.
at Newcastle, and to purchase with that gold the adherence of Monk.
The captain, however, became only so much the more crusty and dogged in his adherence to his orders, and touchy and harsh in his dealings with the passengers, and frequent altercations ensued.
I was enabled to discharge the onerous duties of this profession, only by that rigid adherence to system which formed the leading feature of my mind.
The pictures and effigies of them all show their adherence to the early Roman type.
His notes contain many Martian tables, and a great volume of scientific data, but since the International Astronomic Society is at present engaged in classifying, investigating, and verifying this vast fund of remarkable and valuable information, I have felt that it will add nothing to the interest of Captain Carter's story or to the sum total of human knowledge to maintain a strict adherence to the original manuscript in these matters, while it might readily confuse the reader and detract from the interest of the history.
In the street and in the newspapers, life appears so plain a business that manly resolution and adherence to the multiplication-table through all weathers will insure success.
Leonard Upjohn described Kennington with that restrained humour which a strict adherence to the vocabulary of Sir Thomas Browne necessitated.
This, however, was not all the king had to submit to; he was obliged to undergo the usual ceremony, which on that evening was marked by close adherence to the strictest etiquette.