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(of a disease condition or a person or animal) involving or exhibiting many symptoms.
- ‘A retired polysymptomatic man attended surgery with his wife describing ‘adrenaline rushes,’ 15 minute periods of flushing, palpitations, and overwhelming anxiety.’
- ‘Such a process could explain the ‘polysymptomatic’ presentation of chemical sensitivity.’
- ‘Most patients presenting at clinics are polysymptomatic, and improvement is inversely proportional to the chronicity and complexity of their presenting condition.’
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