convalescence

noun
con·​va·​les·​cence | \ -ˈles-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce convalescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of convalescence

1 : gradual recovery of health and strength after disease a patient well advanced in convalescence
2 : the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health quiet and rest during convalescence

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“Convalescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/convalescence. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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