objective sign


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objective sign

[äb′jek·tiv ′sīn]
(medicine)
A sign which can be detectable by someone other than the patient.
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For a consummation theory, children provided an objective sign of consent--just as their absence might provide grounds to question the consensual basis of the marriage--thereby establishing a convenient harmony between the needs of aristocratic families and theological requirements.
The trigger points of the myofascial pain syndrome purport to be an objective sign because the examiner is supposed to be able to feel a taut band of muscle with a cordlike texture.
Positive serologic test results without objective signs are very likely false-positive results," he said.
The second defense is usually accompanied by the self-professed "independent" medical examiner, who, after looking at "the films" and conducting a 15-minute, "drive-by" exam, concludes that "the plaintiff must be seeking some kind of secondary gain" because either there are no objective signs of injury or the plaintiff's complaints are "inconsistent" with the examiner's findings.
Most of the patients were 55 women and 5 men over age 18, with a mean of 62 years, who had burning mouth syndrome for more than 4 months and no clinical objective signs.
That temperament wouldn't explain the objective signs of decline or decay, though--the tepid economic recovery, depressing long-term withdrawal of people (men, especially) from the workforce, rise in out-of-wedlock births, atrophied medical system, crumbling foreign policy, and so forth.
24) Alcohol use produces the same subjective symptoms and objective signs required for the DSM-IV diagnosis of a Major Depression.
Learning disorders, communication disorders, and intellectual disability, objective signs of significant neurocognitive damage, had not been recognized in a large majority of the children with these disabilities.
Objective signs and symptoms (clinical or radiological evidence or EMG or EEG findings) consistent with the admission complaint were detected in 43 out of eightythree (51.
Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormalities (SCIWORA) was defined by Pang in 1982 as a disorder demonstrated by objective signs of myelopathywithout evidence of ligamentous injury or fractures on X-Ray films or Computerized Tomographic (CT) Scan1.
Harstein added: "Any of this constitutes objective signs of contact between the outside and the inside.
According to the results of anterior segment biomicroscopy the objective signs of DES were detected in 30% of patients at 6 months and in 62% after 12 months of SCL use, while in patients in the study group this ratio did not exceed 10% both at the beginning and in the end of the study.

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