metabasis


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metabasis

(mɛˈtæbəsɪs)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy a change or transition within an argument from one example or case to another
2. (Medicine) med a change in the symptoms of a disease, or a change in the treatment of that disease
3. (Rhetoric) rhetoric obsolete a transition or change from one subject to another

metabasis

a transition from one subject to another. Also metabola, metabole. — metabatic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
an alteration in the nature of a disease or in its treatment. Also metabola, metabole. — metabatic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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SAN DIEGO, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metabasis Therapeutics today announced that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 1:30 p.
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