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something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.
long terminal r's identical nucleotide sequences occurring at each end of a proviral genome or a transposon and believed to be essential for integration of the molecule into host DNA.
tandem repeat appearance of two or more identicle segments close to each other within a strand of DNA.


something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.


(rep.) (rē-pēt')
Prescription directions for the pharmacist.
[L. repetatur, let it be repeated]

Patient discussion about repeat

Q. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for? I read the previous question about the early autism symptoms of a child. It is very beneficial. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for?

A. It depends upon your child’s health. Repetitive symptoms will vary from child to child but they will begin to show up at a very young age. Look for things such as stacking of items or lining items up compulsively. They may also have repetitive body movements such as hand flapping or body rocking. In some cases, the child may even injure themselves on a regular basis such as by biting their skin. As with most things, each individual child will display repetitive symptoms in their own way.

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Mortality rates peaked at three repeat laparotomies but declined quite dramatically thereafter.
A maximum of 5 repeat critical results of each test type per day were included in the study to ensure a survey of practice across multiple days, particularly for laboratories that report more than 5 critical results per test per day.
The particularly interesting part of this service was that the PCT decided, after discussion with the LOC, to include repeats of visual fields, in addition to an intraocular pressure (IOP) repeat readings service.
The BBC's new daytime controller, Damian Kavanagh, recently defended the corporation's decision to air repeats.
Repeating all control samples when repeat testing is performed (repeat strategies 3 and 4) provides greater power than only repeating the controls that exceeded their limits in the initial sample (repeat strategies 1 and 2), but at a slight increase in control material utilization.
Place club over shoulders behind head Grab at each end of club Assume golf posture and rotate upper body back and through Keep lower body quite still and feel the stretch in the midsection Repeat each side 10 times.
You will see an increasing gap between (the ratings) for an original and a repeat as viewing moves to other platforms," says David Poltrack, chief research officer for CBS Corp.
Swing the weight back to standing original position above head and repeat.
Those who delivered by cesarean were classified according to whether this was their first such delivery or a repeat procedure; if a woman's discharge record did not document any of 24 standard indications for cesarean, the procedure was categorized as potentially unnecessary.
Repeat Steps 5 to 7 two more times for Trials 2 and 3.