Fever, remittent
A type of fever that gradually decreases in intensity over time.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Remittent fever — Remittent Re*mit tent (r? m?t tent), a. [L. remittens, p. pr. : cf. F. r[ e]mittent.] Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions. [1913 Webster] {Remittent fever} (Med.), a fever in which the symptoms temporarily abate at regular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Remittent — Re*mit tent (r? m?t tent), a. [L. remittens, p. pr. : cf. F. r[ e]mittent.] Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions. [1913 Webster] {Remittent fever} (Med.), a fever in which the symptoms temporarily abate at regular intervals,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rémittent — rémittent, ente [ remitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1795; lat. remittens, de remittere « remettre » ♦ Méd. Qui présente des rémissions. ⇒ intermittent. Psychose rémittente. Fièvre rémittente, comportant des variations. ● rémittent, rémittente adjectif (latin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • remittent — [ri mit′ nt] adj. [L remittens, prp.] remitting; abating for a while or at intervals, and then returning, as a fever n. a remittent fever remittently adv …   English World dictionary

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  • remittent — remittence, remittency, n. remittently, adv. /ri mit nt/, adj. 1. abating for a time or at intervals: remittent symptoms. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by a remittent fever. n. 3. a remittent fever. [1685 95; < L remittent (s. of… …   Universalium

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