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For the ENT episode of the same name, please see "Regeneration".
For shields and force fields that regenerate, please see regenerative shield and regenerative force field.

Regeneration was a process of repair or renewal. Regenerating damaged tissue was an important field in medicine. In addition, regeneration was a natural activity undertaken by some species during their resting cycle, analogous to sleep.

Medical usage Edit

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Natural usage Edit

USS Voyager acts as a suture

Voyager assisting in regeneration

The nucleogenic cloud being encountered by the USS Voyager in 2371 in the Delta Quadrant had the ability to regenerate. To assist this regeneration process, Voyager transfered a nucleonic beam into the lifeform. (VOY: "The Cloud")

Borg Edit

Borg drones regenerated in Borg alcoves. These alcoves were found aboard Borg vessels and also aboard the USS Voyager, where Seven of Nine and later the Borg children regenerated. (VOY: "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"; Star Trek: First Contact)

A Borg drone can function for up to 200 hours before needing to regenerate. Seven of Nine, once she was separated from the Collective, needed to regenerate for at least three hours a day to maintain her health. (VOY: "Hunters")

Borg drones also regenerate outside of their alcoves when nanoprobes repair the drone itself, with their cybernetic components being undergoing maintenance and repair on a microscopic level, as they could also repair cells. (ENT: "Regeneration")

Borg drones could also regenerate and repair damage to a Borg ship, such as a Borg cube or a Borg sphere from the alcoves. (TNG: "Q Who"; VOY: "Dark Frontier")

The effect of the Borg cube's regeneration in "Q Who" was created by building a scale replica of a Borg cube's 'wall', melting it with a blowtorch, and then playing the footage in reverse during filming. (citation needededit)

Changelings Edit

Odo unable to hold his shape

Odo, losing the ability to hold his shape

A Changeling could only remain in solid form for sixteen uninterrupted hours, at which time they needed to revert to a "gelatinous" state. (DS9: "The Forsaken")

Failure to do this could lead to damage to their morphogenic matrix, which manifested as discoloration and "flaking off" of mass. (DS9: "The Die is Cast")

Jadzia Dax often entered Odo's quarters while he was regenerating and moved several pieces of his furniture, only by a few centimeters, knowing this would irk the constable. (DS9: "Homefront")

After Odo (serving as umpire) called a strike in a baseball game between the Niners and the Logicians, Benjamin Sisko claimed that Odo must have been regenerating and not watching the game at all. (DS9: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite")

Gideons Edit

Gideons were continuously regenerating their bodies, which meant that, save for accident and disease, they were immortal. (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

See also Edit

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