Denoting a disease that tends to cease after a definite period; e.g., pneumonia.

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self-lim·it·ed -'lim-ət-əd adj limited by one's or its own nature specif running a definite and limited course <the disease is \self-limited, and the prognosis is good (Science)>

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self-lim·it·ed (self″limґit-əd) limited by its own peculiarities, and not by outside influence; said of a disease that runs a definite limited course.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • self-limited — adjective Date: 1845 limited by one s or its own nature; specifically running a definite and limited course < a self limited disease > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-limited — /self lim i tid, self /, adj. (of a disease) running a definite and limited course. Also, self limiting. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-limited — adjective relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment • Pertains to noun: ↑limit • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-limited disease — a disease that by its very nature runs a limited and definite course …   Medical dictionary

  • self-lim|it|ing — «SEHLF LIHM uh tihng», adjective. 1. limiting or controlling oneself or itself; self regulating. 2. = self limited. (Cf. ↑self limited) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-lim|it|ed — «SEHLF LIHM uh tihd», adjective. 1. limited by oneself or itself. 2. (of a disease) that runs a definite course, being little modified by treatment: »Influenza is self limited, usually lasting three or four days (Science News Letter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-limiting — self limitation, n. /self lim i ting/, adj. 1. limiting oneself or itself: a self limiting authority. 2. (of a disease) self limited. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-limiting — self lim·it·ing ət iŋ adj SELF LIMITED <a self limiting disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • self-limiting — adjective Date: 1863 limiting oneself or itself; especially of a disease self limited …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-limiting — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : limiting oneself or itself : self limited …   Useful english dictionary

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