From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
2. (Med.) That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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