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
Natural usage Edit
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 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")
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")