Deutsch: Kur / Español: Remisión
A cure is the end of a medical condition; the substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings. It may also refer to the state of being healed, or cured.
A remission is a temporary end to the medical signs and symptoms of an incurable disease. A disease is said to be incurable if there is always a chance of the patient relapsing, no matter how long the patient has been in remission.
The proportion of people with a disease that are cured by a given treatment, called the cure fraction or cure rate, is determined by comparing disease-free survival of treated people against a matched control group that never had the disease.
In the industrial and industry context, the term 'cure' typically refers to the process of hardening or setting a material, typically through the application of heat or chemicals. Here are some examples of how 'cure' is used in industry:
Polymer curing: In the plastics industry, curing refers to the process of hardening or crosslinking polymers to create a final product.
Concrete curing: In the construction industry, curing refers to the process of maintaining the moisture and temperature conditions of freshly poured concrete to allow it to harden properly.
Paint curing: In the automotive and manufacturing industries, curing refers to the process of hardening paint coatings through the application of heat or chemicals.
Adhesive curing: In the bonding industry, curing refers to the process of hardening adhesive materials, such as glues or epoxies, to create strong bonds between materials.
Similar terms to 'cure' in the industrial context include harden, set, and solidify. Other related terms may include crosslinking, bonding, and curing agents.