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having periods of abatement and of exacerbation.
remittent fever elevated body temperature showing fluctuation each day, but never falling to normal.
a fever pattern in which temperature varies during each 24-hour period but never reaches normal. Most fevers are remittent and the pattern is not characteristic of any disease, although in the 19th century it was considered a diagnostic term.
re·mit·tent fe·ver(rĕ-mitĕnt fēvĕr)
Pyrexic pattern in which temperature varies during each 24-hour period but never reaches normal.