Regression (medicine)

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Regression in medicine is a characteristic of diseases to show lighter symptoms without completely disappearing. At a later point, symptoms may return. These symptoms are then called recidive.


Regression in medicine has been used as a statistical technique in decision-making, the CART Method being one.[1]

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