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symptom

Med any sensation or change in bodily function experienced by a patient that is associated with a particular disease

Symptom

 

an indication of a phenomenon, for example, of a disease. Many types of symptoms are distinguished in medicine. Constitutional symptoms characterize diseases of varying genesis and include weakness and increases in body temperature. Pathognomonic symptoms indicate a definite nosologic form; a stabbing pain in the epigastric region, for example, is typical of a perforating gastric ulcer. Subjective symptoms are only revealed upon questioning the individual, and objective symptoms are readily observable through examination, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and laboratory and instrumental diagnostic methods. Signal symptoms are the precursors of a disease. They include early symptoms, such as chest pains with pneumonia, and late symptoms, such as peritoneal irritation with cholecystitis.

A disease is said to be atypical if its characteristic symptoms are absent from the very beginning; an example of an atypical disease is the painless form of myocardial infarction. Modern therapeutic measures and protective inoculations can substantially alter the symptoms of a disease and even cause them to disappear. Diagnosis and prognosis are based on a knowledge of all of the symptoms of a disease.

symptom

[′sim·təm]
(medicine)
A phenomenon of physical or mental disorder or disturbance which leads to complaints on the part of the patient.
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The results of the review are structured according to the ASA symptom categories, and an additional section describes studies that included nontraditional, somatic, and prodromal symptoms.
With further study, the patterns of prodromal symptoms and risk factors may lead to new approaches to identifying young persons who are likely to develop BD, and might benefit from early treatment.
ACOG and the CDC recommend that pregnant women with active genital lesions or prodromal symptoms at the onset of labor undergo cesarean delivery
The prodromal symptoms as observed by the caregivers may be the initial symptoms which will open a new dimension in the prodromal phase of psychosis.
a normal sign of aging, the history of attempts to detect prodromal symptoms and molecular indicators, genetic, epigenetic, and epidemiological research, and public health efforts in prevention.
If prodromal symptoms of syncope occur while the patient is seated, the applied tension technique can help elevate blood pressure and heart rate sufficiently to avoid syncope in some cases.
In addition to the structured scales, several self-report tools--including the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief (PQ-B), Youth Psychosis At Risk Questionnaire- Brief (YPARQ-B), Prime Screen-Revised, and PROD-screen (Screen for prodromal symptoms of psychosis)--have been found to be useful in screening a large sample to identify those who might need further evaluation.
Sixteen (80 Percent) of these patients had prodromal symptoms before being diagnosed with FNSF.
Unlike men, six months to one year prior to having an MI, women may experience prodromal symptoms (McSweeney, O'Sullivan, Cody, & Crane, 2004).
Patients with positive PS-R results or who are suspected of having ARMS after an examination are introduced to the Youth Clinic, where they are interviewed for diagnostic purposes using the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes/Scale of Prodromal Symptoms, Japanese version.
Although pre and post viral titres were not measured in this case, she experienced no prodromal symptoms such as loose stools which are common in cases of viral aetiology (7).
Common prodromal symptoms may include irritability, vomiting, anorexia, cough, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain.