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symp·tom

 (sĭm′təm, sĭmp′-)
n.
1. An indication of a disorder or disease, especially a subjective one such as pain, nausea, or weakness.
2. A characteristic sign or indication of the existence of something else: drought and erratic rainfall as symptoms of climate change.

[Middle English sinthoma, symptom of a disease, from Medieval Latin sinthōma, from Late Latin symptōma, from Greek sumptōma, sumptōmat-, a happening, symptom of a disease, from sumpiptein, sumptō-, to coincide : sun-, syn- + piptein, to fall; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

symp′tom·less adj.

symptom

(ˈsɪmptəm)
n
1. (Medicine) med any sensation or change in bodily function experienced by a patient that is associated with a particular disease. Compare sign9
2. any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and regarded as evidence of its existence; indication
[C16: from Late Latin symptōma, from Greek sumptōma chance, from sumpiptein to occur, from syn- + piptein to fall]
ˈsymptomless adj

symp•tom

(ˈsɪmp təm)

n.
1. any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and serving as evidence of it.
2. a sign or indication of something.
3. a phenomenon that arises from and accompanies a particular disease or disorder and serves as an indication of it.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin symptōma < Greek sýmptōma occurrence, attribute, symptom =symptō-, s. of sympiptein to fall together, happen (sym- sym- + piptein to fall) + -ma, n. suffix of result]

symp·tom

(sĭm′təm)
A sign or an indication of a disorder or disease, usually a noticeable change in how a person feels or looks. Sore throat, headache, and higher than normal counts of white blood cells in the blood are symptoms of certain infections.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular diseasesymptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
evidence, grounds - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
crepitation rale - the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure
hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia - abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
alkalinuria, alkaluria - a condition in which the urine (which is normally slightly acidic) is alkaline
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
eosinopenia - a decrease in the number of eosinophils in the blood
haemoglobinemia, hemoglobinemia - presence of excessive hemoglobin in the blood plasma
haemoptysis, hemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
albuminuria, proteinuria - the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder
aminoaciduria - abnormal presence of amino acids in the urine; usually a symptom of metabolic defects
ammoniuria - excessive ammonia in the urine
Jacquemier's sign - a purplish discoloration of the mucous membrane of the vagina that occurs early in pregnancy
Kayser-Fleischer ring - a pigmented ring at the outer edge of the cornea of the eye; a symptom of Wilson's disease
keratomalacia - softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue
Kernig's sign - symptom of meningitis; patient cannot extend the leg at the knee when the thigh is flexed because of stiffness in the hamstrings
acetonemia, ketonemia, ketosis - an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus
Koplik's spots - small red spots with white centers found on the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue; symptom of measles that appears one or two days before the measles rash appears
glycosuria - the presence of abnormally high levels of sugar in the urine
lymphuria - the presence of lymph in the urine
monocytosis - increase in the number of monocytes in the blood; symptom of monocytic leukemia
thrombocytosis - increase in the number of platelets in the blood which tends to cause clots to form; associated with many neoplasms and chronic infections and other diseases
ochronosis - an accumulation of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective tissue; usually a symptom of alkaptonuria or phenol poisoning
hypercalcaemia, hypercalcemia - the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease
hypocalcaemia, hypocalcemia - abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency
hypercalcinuria, hypercalciuria - the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the urine; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or osteoporosis
hypercholesteremia, hypercholesterolemia - the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
hyperkalemia - higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs
hypokalemia - abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics
kaliuresis, kaluresis - the presence of excess potassium in the urine
natriuresis - the presence of abnormally large amounts of sodium in the urine
hypoproteinemia - abnormally low level of protein in the blood; can indicate inadequate diet or intestinal or renal disorders
hypernatremia - excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus
hyponatremia - abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration
hypersplenism - enlarged spleen and a decrease in one or more types of blood cells; associated with many disorders
acetonuria, ketoaciduria, ketonuria - excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation
2.symptom - anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

symptom

noun
1. sign, mark, indication, warning patients with flu symptoms
2. manifestation, sign, indication, mark, warning, evidence, expression, proof, token, portent, augury Your problem with sleep is just a symptom of a larger problem.

symptom

noun
Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
Translations
příznaksymptom
symptom
sümptom
oire
simptom
tünet
gejala
sjúkdómseinkenni
症状
증상
simptomassimptomiškas
pazīmesimptoms
symptóm
simptom
symptomsymtom
อาการของโรค
belirtisemptom
triệu chứng

symptom

[ˈsɪmptəm] n
[illness] → symptôme m
(fig) [problem, bad situation] → symptôme m
the symptoms of social breakdown → les symptômes de la fracture sociale

symptom

n (lit, fig)Symptom nt

symptom

[ˈsɪmptəm] nsintomo

symptom

(ˈsimptəm) noun
something that a person suffers from that indicates a particular disease. abdominal pain is a symptom of appendicitis.
ˌsymptoˈmatic (-ˈmӕtik) adjective

symptom

عَلَامَة příznak symptom Symptom σύμπτωμα síntoma oire symptôme simptom sintomo 症状 증상 symptoom symptop objaw sintoma симптом symtom อาการของโรค belirti triệu chứng 症状

symp·tom

n. síntoma, manifestación o indicio de una enfermedad según se percibe por el paciente;
constitutional ______ constitucional;
delayed ______ demorado;
objective ______ objetivo;
pathognomic ______ patognómico;
presenting ______ presente;
prodromal ______ prodrómico;
withdrawal ______ de supresión.

symptom

n síntoma m
References in classic literature ?
Thus it happened, that when Phoebe heard a certain noise in Judge Pyncheon's throat, --rather habitual with him, not altogether voluntary, yet indicative of nothing, unless it were a slight bronchial complaint, or, as some people hinted, an apoplectic symptom,--when the girl heard this queer and awkward ingurgitation(which the writer never did hear, and therefore cannot describe), she very foolishly started, and clasped her hands.
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn.
impression of the very first symptom I had seen in him of the approach of immediate fear.
It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.
I don't believe it was a shock; it stands to reason she'd never 'a' got up after it and been so smart as she is now; we had three o' the worst shocks in our family that there ever was on this river, and I know every symptom of 'em better'n the doctors.
No sooner did she perceive any symptom of love in his behaviour to Elinor, than she considered their serious attachment as certain, and looked forward to their marriage as rapidly approaching.
Is a violent and unnatural decrease in the value of land a symptom of national distress?
Never once did the dogs exhibit any symptom of uneasiness, and even when we returned to the chapel they frisked about as though they had been rabbit hunting in a summer wood.
Elizabeth looked at Darcy to see how cordially he assented to his cousin's praise; but neither at that moment nor at any other could she discern any symptom of love; and from the whole of his behaviour to Miss de Bourgh she derived this comfort for Miss Bingley, that he might have been just as likely to marry HER, had she been his relation.
For a few moments she appeared lost in thought, considering, probably, what new methods might be tried to withdraw her lover from so dark a fantasy, which, if it had no other meaning, was perhaps a symptom of mental disease.
It is a fact worthy of notice that, while this malady made such ravages among the natives, not a single white man had the slightest symptom of it.

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