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Definitions of symptom

  1. anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. See Phenomenon. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  4. Any affection which accompanies disease; a perceptible change in the body or its functions, which indicates disease, or the kind or phases of disease; as, the causes of disease often lie beyond our sight, but we learn their nature by the symptoms exhibited. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A sign or token; that which indicates the existence of something else; as, corruption in elections is a symptom of the decay of public virtue. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A token or sign. as, symptoms of unrest in a country; any noticeable change in the body or its functions, as indicating disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Any morbid phenomenon or departure from the normal in function, appearance, or sensation, experienced by the patient and indicative of disease. For the various symptoms and varieties of symptoms, see below and also under phenomenon, reflex, sign, and syndrome. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. That which attends and indicates the existence of something else, not as a cause, but as a constant effect: (med.) that which indicates disease. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. An indication of something else; indication, or attendant phenomenon, of disease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A phenomenon of disease; a sign, token, or indication. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A token or sign; that which indicates the existence of something else; that which indicates disease. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Something that happens in concurrence with another thing; that which indicates disease; a mark; a token. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. simp'tum, n. that which attends and indicates the existence of something else, not as a cause, but as a constant effect: (med.) that which indicates disease.--adjs. SYMPTOMAT'IC, -AL, pertaining to symptoms: indicating the existence of something else: (med.) proceeding from some prior disorder.--adv. SYMPTOMAT'ICALLY.--n. SYMPTOMATOL'OGY, the sum of knowledge concerning symptoms. [Gr. sympt[=o]ma--syn, with, piptein, to fall.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. [Greek] An evidence of disease or of a patient’s state; any condition or alteration of a condition indicative of the state of a patient’s body or mind. S’s are either Subjective (appreciated by the patient himself and communicated by him to the observer) or Objective (elicited solely by physical examination of the patient). Objective s’s are also called signs. S’s are General (or Constitutional) when they represent a disturbance effected by the disease in the whole organism, and Local when they represent a derangement produced by the disease directly in some special part or organ. Thus, vomiting in scarlet fever is a general s. produced by the febrile state; in gastritis it is a local symptom induced directly by the lesions incident to the disease. For Special s’s, as Erb’s s., etc., see Erb’s symptom, etc. na
  15. Perceptible change in the body or its functions indicating disease (subjective, objective, ss., directly perceptible only to patient, to others); sign or token of the existence of something. Hence or cogn. symptomatic a., symptomatically adv., symptomatology n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Any evidence of disease or of a patient's state. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. Any perceptible change in the body or its functions which may be taken as an indication of the nature, situation, severity, etc., of a morbid process. See also sign. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  18. n. [French, Greek] A perceptible change in the body or its functions which indicates disease ;-that which indicates the existence of something else; sign; token; indication. Cabinet Dictionary

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