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adherence

[ ad-heer-uhns, -her- ]
/ ædˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr- /
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noun

the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment: adherence to a party; rigid adherence to rules.
the act or state of adhering; adhesion.

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Origin of adherence

<Medieval Latin adhērentia.See adhere, -ence
non·ad·her·ence, nounpre·ad·her·ence, noun
adherence , adherents, adhesion
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Medical definitions for adherence

adherence
[ ăd-hîrəns ]

n.

The extent to which the patient continues the agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands, as distinguished from compliance or maintenance.
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