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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in'ter-mit'ens, -en-se


  1. A condition marked by intermissions or interruptions in the course of a disease or other process or state or in any continued action; denoting especially a loss of one or more pulse beats.
  2. Complete cessation of symptoms between two periods of activity of a disease.
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