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de·fer·ves·cence

 (dē′fər-vĕs′əns)
n.
The abatement of a fever.

[From Latin dēfervēscēns, dēfervēscent-, present participle of dēfervēscere, to stop boiling, cool off : dē-, de- + fervēscere, to grow hot, inchoative of fervēre, to be hot, boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

de′fer·vesce′ (-vĕs′) v.
de′fer·ves′cent adj.

defervescence

(ˌdɛfəˈvɛsəns)
n
1. (Medicine) the abatement of a fever
2. (Medicine) the period during which this occurs

de•fer•ves•cence

(ˌdi fərˈvɛs əns, ˌdɛf ər-)
n.
abatement of fever.
[1865–70; < German Deferveszenz < Latin dēfervēsc(ent-)=dē- de- + fervēscere to begin to boil. See effervescent]
de`fer•ves′cent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defervescence - abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
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Some clinicians continue the high dose for 14 days and then reduce the dose to 3-5 mg/kg per day, while other pratitioners maintain the high dose only until 24-48 hours after the patient defervesces, and then switch to the low dose for 2 months for antiplatelet effects.
Some clinicians continue the high dose for 14 days and then reduce the dose to 3-5 mg/kg per day, while others maintain the high dose only until 24-48 hours after the patient defervesces, and then switch to the low dose for 2 months for antiplatelet effects.