honeymoon period


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A timespan during which problems known to exist are either not manifest or are ignored, much like the newlywed period during which spouses are most cordial and passionate with each other. In medicine, a honeymoon period is that which follows the diagnosis of a disease and before its impact is felt
Diabetology A period of residual pancreatic beta cell function and insulin secretion in early-onset type 1 diabetes that follows stabilization of the patient’s presenting hyperglycemic episode; in the honeymoon period, most children require one-half of the calculated insulin dose—i.e., 0.5 U/kg—or may even go into temporary ‘remission’, signalled by recurring hypoglycemia at the initial dose, a time period that is short-lived, usually < 1 year
Drug slang A regional term for the early stages of drug use before addiction or dependency develops, a period during which the abuser is enjoying the ‘buzz’ without recognising his growing dependence
Nephrology A period of optimism and euphoria accompanying the early stage of chronic dialysis by patients in renal failure; the HP lasts from 6 weeks to 6 months and is followed by a ‘mourning period’
Paediatric surgery A postoperative time period for an infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia characterised by stable vascular resistance, relative ease of ventilation and normalization of blood gases; this deteriorates within hours to days and the infant develops pulmonary hypertension and resultant right-to-left shunting through the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale. See Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

honeymoon period

A timespan after diagnosing a disease before its impact is manifest, fancifully likened to the HP of early marriage, during which the husband and wife are most cordial and passionate with each other Diabetology A period of residual β cell function and insulin secretion in early-onset type 1 DM that follows stabilization of the Pt's hyperglycemic presentation; in the honeymoon period, most children require12 of the calculated insulin dose–ie, 0.5 U/kg or may even go into temporary 'remission', signaled by recurring hypoglycemia at the initial dose, a time period that is short-lived, usually < 1 yr Drug slang Early stages of drug use before addiction or dependency develops Nephrology A period of optimism and euphoria accompanying the early stage of chronic dialysis by Pts in renal failure; the HP lasts from 6 wks to 6 months and is followed by a 'mourning period', see there Pediatric surgery A postoperative time period in an infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia characterized by stable vascular resistance, relative ease of ventilation and normalization of blood gases; this deteriorates within hrs to days and the infant develops pulmonary HTN and resultant right-to-left shunting through the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale. See Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
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