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relapse

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noun re·lapse \ri-ˈlaps, ˈrē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of relapse

  1. :  a recurrence of illness; especially :  a recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement <a relapse after an 18-month remission—M. T. Fosburg et al>—compare recrudescence




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relapse

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intransitive verb re·lapse \ri-ˈlaps\

Medical Definition of relapse

relapsed; relapsing

  1. :  to slip or fall back into a former worse state (as of illness) after a change for the better <the patient relapsed twice in four years>





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