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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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This included four partial responses, one of which was qualified by the Company, and two complete responses.
Two of these patients achieved a partial response, according to RECIST.
Of 36 patients evaluable for efficacy, 20 have achieved disease stabilization, and evidence of tumor regression was observed in 4 of these patients, 3 of whom had a partial response and 1 of whom had a minor response.
Of the 22 patients currently evaluable for radiological response, one patient achieved a partial response and two patients achieved stable disease for eN 6 months.
Of these, 5 patients (56 percent) achieved a best response of stable disease or partial response ranging from 12 to 39 weeks, and of these 5, 2 patients with ovarian cancer achieved a durable normalization in the tumor marker CA-125.
Thirteen percent (3/23) who received panitumumab monotherapy had a partial response, including two patients with tumor cells negative for EGFr staining.

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