What does the word remittent mean?

  • Same etymon. Any disease which presents remissions.

  • Characterized by a remission or by repeated remissions.

  • Characterized by temporary remissions or periods of abatement of the symptoms.

  • Disease with continued temporary ceasing and returning of paroxysms, as remittent fever.

Usage examples for remittent

  1. Afterwards may be studied the diseases of the head, the chest, and the bowels; next constitutional diseases, such as consumption and scrofula; and lastly, the various fevers, as typhoid, or, as it is popularly called, remittent fever, measles, scarlatina, and small- pox; and last of all I will add a few remarks on the mental and moral characteristics of childhood, and their disorders. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.

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