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adherence

Pronunciation: ad-hēr′ĕnts

Definition:

  1. The act or quality of sticking to something.
  2. The extent to which a patient continues an agreed-on mode of treatment without close supervision.

[L. adhaereo, to stick to]

See Also: adhesion

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