To recover health and strength. Also known as convalesce.
To occur again; to return. For example, a symptom, sign, or disease can recur.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission. The reappearance of cancer cells at the same site or in another location is a form of recurrence.
- Recurrence risk
The chance that a disease will strike again. In medical genetics, the chance that an inherited disease that is present in a family will recur in that family, affecting another person or persons.
Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that has returned after an intermission, a recrudescent fever.
- Recurrent abortion
The occurrence of 3 or more miscarriages (which are medically termed “spontaneous abortions”) with no intervening pregnancies. Recurrent abortion (or, as it is sometimes called, habitual abortion) is a form of infertility. It may be due to chromosome abnormalities.