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Recurrence

The return of symptoms or the tumor itself, as opposed to a remission.

Rehabilitation

The return of function after illness or injury, often with the assistance of specialized medical professionals.

REM

Rapid eye movement (sleep).

Remission

The disappearance of symptoms; the disappearance of the tumor.

Resection

Surgical removal of a tumor or organ.

Residual

Remaining tumor.

Respiration

Breathing. To inhale and exhale

RGH

Recombinant growth hormone, somatropin.

RIA

Radioimmunoassay

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