a returning to a previous condition; regression.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The manifestation in an individual of certain characteristics, peculiar to a remote ancestor, which have been suppressed during one or more of the intermediate generations.
2. The return to the original phenotype, either by reinstatement of the original genotype (true reversion) or by a mutation at a site different from that of the first mutation, which cancels the effect of the first mutation (suppressor mutation).
[L. reversio (see reversal)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. A return to a former condition, belief, or interest.
2. A turning away or in the opposite direction; a reversal.
3. Genetics A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.
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reversion Cardiac pacing The automatic suspension of pacemaker inhibition in the face of certain types of electrical activity. See Pacemaker.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. The manifestation in an individual of a set of characteristics, peculiar to a remote ancestor that have been suppressed during one or more of the intermediate generations.
2. The return to the original phenotype, either by reinstatement of the original genotype (true reversion) or by a mutation at a site different from that of the first mutation cancelling the effect of the first mutation (suppressor mutation).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
reversion a process in which a MUTANT regains the WILD-TYPE PHENOTYPE. This may occur by, for example, a back mutation that precisely restores the wild-type DNA sequence and therefore the wild-type phenotype, or by a SUPPRESSOR MUTATION that restores only the original phenotype. The resulting organism is called a revertant. see REVERSE MUTATION.
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Patient discussion about reversion
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A. It's called dimebon, and it was indeed found to improve the condition of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebon and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_67571.htmlMore discussions about reversion
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