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1A physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient.‘dental problems may be a symptom of other illness’Compare with sign (sense 1 of the noun)
manifestation, indication, indicator, sign, mark, feature, traitView synonyms
- ‘One day, he was consulted by a young woman with the symptoms of heart disease.’
- ‘The infection may be passed on without causing meningitis or any symptoms of the disease.’
- ‘These consultations should not be contingent on the patient developing new symptoms.’
- ‘The symptoms of valve disease depend on which valve is affected, and how severely.’
- ‘We carried out a secondary analysis of the treatment of behavioural and physical symptoms.’
- ‘The businessman was in stable condition with no fever, one of the major symptoms of the disease.’
- ‘This may be the first symptom of sickle cell disease in babies, who also may develop a fever.’
- ‘Patients may have had symptoms from a few days to several weeks before presentation.’
- ‘When a patient describes all these symptoms the diagnosis should be straightforward.’
- ‘Patients should be advised that this is a real condition and that their symptoms are not imaginary.’
- ‘Keep in mind that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal illness.’
- ‘The characteristic symptom of scarlet fever is a fine rash on the body that feels like sandpaper to touch.’
- ‘Acupuncture is mainly used for treating conditions in which symptoms are the main problem.’
- ‘How can one pick out the symptoms of mental illness in patients who seem otherwise normal?’
- ‘We were astonished by the severity of heartburn and other symptoms in our patients.’
- ‘The initial symptoms of acute mountain sickness are warning signs to be heeded carefully.’
- ‘They are often found in patients who have no symptoms of gallbladder disease.’
- ‘Thus the test does not seem to be helpful when assessing patients with urological symptoms.’
- ‘Fortunately, there is a range of products available to treat the symptoms of hay fever.’
- ‘Patients whose main symptoms are aching or oedema may benefit from compression hosiery.’
- 1.1 An indication of the existence of something, especially of an undesirable situation.‘the government was plagued by leaks—a symptom of divisions and poor morale’
expression, sign, indication, mark, token, manifestationView synonyms
- ‘Well worth reading on as he beautifully expresses what I now think is a pretty universal symptom.’
- ‘It was not a harbinger, it was a symptom of the move from a bipolar to a unipolar world.’
- ‘The difference between federal assistance and marketing is a symptom of the income shortage farmers and ranchers are experiencing in this country today.’
- ‘The November 6 vote is a symptom of a far deeper malaise in Australian politics.’
- ‘The anger or the hatred is in a sense a symptom or a product of the situation that they're caught in.’
Late Middle English synthoma, from medieval Latin, based on Greek sumptōma ‘chance, symptom’, from sumpiptein ‘happen’; later influenced by French symptome.
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