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regress

(rĭ-grĕs′)
v. re·gressed, re·gressing, re·gresses
v.intr.
To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
v.tr. Psychology
To induce a state of regression in: techniques to regress a patient under hypnosis.

re·gres′sor n.

REGRESS

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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The average time from discovery of the regressed lesion to pathologic diagnosis in the nodes ranged from 12 months to 4 years.
This is the regressed, or "frail," resident, an individual often excluded from the mainstream of facility life.
The findings also showed that compared to baseline, a positive OncoE6 test was 26-fold more predictive of progression than HPV (HC2) for women with low grade pathology (<=CIN1) who progressed to CIN2+, while a negative OncoE6 test was seven-fold more predictive than HPV (HC2) for women with low grade abnormal pathology (<=CIN1) who regressed to no visible lesion following one year.
Lebanon's rank regressed by 5 spots globally and by one spot regionally year-on-year.
The six-year-old has regressed as the season has progressed, but as he showed a high level of form at the backend of last season and the beginning of this season (won the Tingle Creek) he is likely to start at a short price.
Most low-grade abnormalities on Pap smears spontaneously regressed within 36 months in a cohort study of adolescents and young women.
Most low-grade abnormalities on Pap smears spontaneously regressed within 36 months in a cohort study of adolescents and young women, and study investigators say the finding lends support to the practice of monitoring these lesions with regular cytology.
Their hypothesis is based on the evolution of a single case of hepatitis B disease that appears to have regressed.
One need only remember Dior's New Look and the innocent Pepsodent ads of the 1950s to understand how far we've regressed, however fashionably.
Around ovulation and implantation, it consumes a lot more energy than in the regressed state," says Strassmann, citing one study which found that the endometrium's oxygen consumption, a measure of its energy expenditure, increases seven-fold from the beginning to the end of the menstrual cycle.