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cessation (s) (noun), cessations (pl)
1. A stop, pause, or interruption; especially, a permanent discontinuation.
2. A temporary or complete stopping; a discontinuance: "There was a cessation of hostilities between the two nations."
3. Etymology: from Old French cessation, from Latin cessationem, cessatio, "a delaying, ceasing", from Latin cessare, "to delay" directly related to cease, from Latin cessare, "to delay, to stop".

This was derived from cessus, the past participle of cedere, "to go away, to withdraw, to yield".

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abrupt cessation (s) (noun), abrupt cessations (pl)
A sudden stopping of taking a medication or medications.
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