Definition of Remittent

1. Adjective. (of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity. "A remittent fever"

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Derivative terms: Remit



Definition of Remittent

1. a. Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions.

Definition of Remittent

1. Adjective. (pathology) Of or pertaining to remission of the severity of symptoms ¹

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Definition of Remittent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Remittent

1. Remitting; characterised by remission; having remissions. Remittent fever, a fever in which the symptoms temporarily abate at regular intervals, but do not wholly cease. See Malarial fever, under Malaria. Origin: L. Remittens, p. Pr., cf. F. Remittent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Remittent

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1. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1890)
"remittent FEVER. IF a physician were to consult the standard treatises on diseases of children in order to ascertain the nature of remittent fever, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1860)
"The phenomena of the cold stage, preceding the hot stage of remittent fever, are similar to those of the cold stage of intermittent fever. "VIII. ..."

3. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1886)
"remittent FEVER. IF a physician was to consult the standard treatises on diseases of ... One tells us that the remittent fever of children is identical with ..."

4. A Treatise on the principles and practice of medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint, Frederick Porteous Henry (1894)
"Between simple remittent and intermittent fever there is a close rcle tionship. ... The propriety of recognizing remittent as distinct from intermit tent ..."

5. The History, diagnosis, and treatment of the fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1856)
"ARTICLE I. BILIOUS remittent FORM. I HAVE already spoken of the subdivision of periodical fever into its three principal forms; and it is in this chapter ..."

6. The History, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1852)
"Bilious remittent fever has now been pretty fully described; and it is sufficient to say, here, that the principal point of dissemblance between it and the ..."

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