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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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Best Response Number of Patients (%) Complete response 0 (0%) Partial response 1 (11%) Minor response (SD) 1 (11%) Non-evaluable 2 (22%) Progressive disease 5 (55%) Overall response rate 2 (22%) Table 3.
Two patients had transient minor response and two additional patients showed a decrease in malignant ascites.
Overall, 46 (92%) patients had at least a minor response; 32 (64%) achieved a partial response, defined as a greater than 50% reduction in serum and urine levels of M protein, a marker commonly used to gauge disease severity.