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Relapse vs. Recurrence

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Relapseverb

(intransitive) To fall back again; to slide or turn back into a former state or practice.

‘He has improved recently but keeps relapsing into states of utter confusion.’; ‘to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism’; ‘to relapse into slumber after being disturbed’;

Recurrencenoun

Return or reversion to a certain state.

Relapseverb

To recur; to worsen, be aggravated after a period of improvement.

Recurrencenoun

The instance of recurring; frequent occurrence.

Relapseverb

To slip or slide back physically; to turn back.

Recurrencenoun

A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease.

Relapsenoun

The act or situation of relapsing.

‘a drug relapse’;

Recurrencenoun

Recourse.

Relapsenoun

(medicine) An occasion when a person becomes ill again after a period of improvement

Recurrencenoun

The act of recurring, or state of being recurrent; return; resort; recourse.

‘I shall insensibly go on from a rare to a frequent recurrence to the dangerous preparations.’;

Relapsenoun

(obsolete) One who has relapsed, or fallen back into error; a backslider.

Recurrencenoun

happening again (especially at regular intervals);

‘the return of spring’;

Relapseverb

To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.

Relapseverb

To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; - generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; - sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.

‘That task performed, [preachers] relapse into themselves.’;

Relapseverb

To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.

‘They enter into the justified state, and so continue all along, unless they relapse.’;

Relapsenoun

A sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back.

‘Alas! from what high hope to what relapseUnlooked for are we fallen!’;

Relapsenoun

One who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again.

Relapsenoun

a failure to maintain a higher state

Relapseverb

deteriorate in health;

‘he relapsed’;

Relapseverb

go back to bad behavior;

‘Those who recidivate are often minor criminals’;

Relapse

In internal medicine, relapse or recidivism is a recurrence of a past (typically medical) condition. For example, multiple sclerosis and malaria often exhibit peaks of activity and sometimes very long periods of dormancy, followed by relapse or recrudescence.

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