In Medicine, a course of medication is a period of continuous treatment with a drug, sometimes with variable dosage. Treatment with some drugs should not end abruptly. Instead, their course should end with a taperingdosage.
Another meaning in Medicine is the course of a disease, a description of the speed of evolution of the disease. Diseases can have an acute, a subacute, a chronicor a recurrentcourse. A fulminantcourse is a particularly severe and rapid acute course. A patient can be at the beginning, the middle or the end of the disease's course.
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