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intr.v. re·lapsed, re·laps·ing, re·laps·es
1. To return to a former state.
a. To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
b. To recur. Used of an illness.
3. To slip back into bad ways; backslide.
n. (rē′lăps, rĭ-lăps′)
A return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.

[Middle English relapsen, to forswear, from Latin relābī, relāps-, to fall back gradually : re-, re- + lābī, to slide.]

re·laps′er n.
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Noun1.relapsing - a failure to maintain a higher staterelapsing - a failure to maintain a higher state
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
recidivism - habitual relapse into crime
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The doctor gloomily recognized what trifling success he had obtained from his manoeuvre, and was relapsing into deep meditation, when he heard Joe exclaim, in tones of most intense astonishment:
And, I say," pursued Old Sharon, relapsing into his customary impudence, "you're in love, you know, with that nice girl.
However, there were two patients who had a change in type of relapse, previously PB cases relapsing as MB cases.
A randomized control study was carried out in non blind parallel groups to examine whether daily administration of maintenance prednisolone during intercurrent infections, reduces relapse rates in children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome.
Although more relapsing patients reported using sunblock after the removal of their tumor than controls--91% vs.
Relapsing fever Borrelia infections have attracted little attention in recent years; however, where endemic, these infections still result in considerable illness and death.
4) Most patients who initially have Guillain-Barre syndrome are children, and children are more likely than adults to have a relapsing and quickly fluctuating form of the disease.
Results from the largest clinical trial ever completed in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) have shown that AVONEX (Interferon beta-1a) administered at doses of 30 mcg and 60 mcg IM once weekly are equally effective in reducing disability progression -- the primary end point of the study.
Of greater concern are six cases including five from the 12 months MB-MDT treated group (21%) and one RO treated patient who were relapsing for the second time.
To the Editor: Tickborne relapsing fevers caused by Borrelia species are characterized by [greater than or equal to] 1 recurrent episodes of fever accompanied by headache, myalgia, arthralgia, abdominal pain, and eventually by hepatic or neurologic manifestations.
A larger gold-standard trial in France will look at the experiences of 100 people with fatigue and relapsing or secondary-progressive MS.
Regardless of age, patients with relapsing polychondritis (systemic chondromalacia or polychondropathy) have at least one of eight progressively degenerative changes: (1) recurrent bilateral auricular chondritis, (2) inflammatory polyarthritis, (3) nasal chondritis, (4) ocular inflammation, (5) tracheal chondritis, (6) laryngeal chondritis, (7) cochlear damage, and (8) vestibular damage.