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Here are some definitions to ponder. When you are finished, use “Leave a Reply” to share YOUR definition of remission?
✽ Remission is a diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain; a temporary recovery as in “the cancer is in remission”
✽ Remission is a temporary remission of symptoms
✽ Remission is a period of time during a serious illness when a patient’s health shows improvement
✽ Remission is a period of time during a serious illness when there are few or no symptoms
✽ Remission is a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease. Gotta love that phrase “substance of manifestations”
✽ Remission is a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated
✽ Remission is a decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of PRP.
✽ In “partial” remission, some, but not all, signs and symptoms of PRP have disappeared, although PRP may still be in the body, e.g., “lurking” and the phrase “smoldering below the surface” come to mind.
✽ “Complete remission” means that tests and physical exams show that all signs of PRP are gone. Some doctors also refer to “complete remission” as “no evidence of disease (NED).” That doesn’t mean, however, that you are cured.
✽ Remission is the disappearance of the signs and symptoms of PRP
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