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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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Special remission of 120 days per year for the date of sentence for female prisoners who have accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crime, except those who were convicted on charges of culpable homicide and terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The government directive also granted a special remission for 45 days to all convicts except prisoners on death row and those convicted of murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activity, terrorist acts, zina, molestation, kidnapping, abduction, robbery, dacoity and those sentenced under the Foreigners Act.
Special remission of 60 days per year from the date of sentence for female prisoners who are accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes, except those who are convicted on charges of culpable homicide and terrorist acts.
She and her family were delivering donated Mother's Day chocolate to hospitals around Wales as part of Remission Possible work.
Complete remission, on the other hand, indicates via physical tests and scans that all signs of cancer have dissipated from the patient's body.
In the week-long first phase of special remission to prisoners, the States and Union Territories, after obtaining the approval of the competent authority in their jurisdictions released the prisoners.
The researchers also recorded whether the RA patients had active disease or were in remission.
In their latest study, published in Cell Metabolism, researchers explored exactly how weight loss can put Type 2 diabetes into remission, and why it might work for some people and not others.
'For this reason, he is exempted from the ambit of special remission granted by the federal and provincial governments and the inspector general of prisons.'
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The investigators examined outcomes for 229 patients with very early RA who enrolled in the Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring (DREAM) remission induction cohort during 2006-2009, which included 5 years of follow-up for 171 of the patients.