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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 ?
Bangs came, said Beth had symptoms of the fever, but he thought she would have it lightly, though he looked sober over the Hummel story.
Pontellier was too well acquainted with fever symptoms to be mistaken.
The expanded chest, full formed limbs, and grave countenance of this warrior, would denote that he had reached the vigor of his days, though no symptoms of decay appeared to have yet weakened his manhood.
in these latter words, by the bye, there were symptoms of a change from his sudden harshness into his previous benignity of manner.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation.
All these queer proceedings increased my uncomfortableness, and seeing him now exhibiting strong symptoms of concluding his business operations, and jumping into bed with me, I thought it was high time, now or never, before the light was put out, to break the spell into which I had so long been bound.
Soon, while the crews were awaiting the arrival of the ship, the body showed symptoms of sinking with all its treasures unrifled.
A table, somewhat rheumatic in its limbs, was drawn out in front of the fire, and covered with a cloth, displaying cups and saucers of a decidedly brilliant pattern, with other symptoms of an approaching meal.
She motioned me to be still, and set down by me, and begun to whisper, and said we could all be joyful now, because all the symptoms was first-rate, and he'd been sleeping like that for ever so long, and looking better and peace- fuller all the time, and ten to one he'd wake up in his right mind.
Emma watched her through the fluctuations of this speech, and saw no alarming symptoms of love.
Elinor was alternately diverted and pained; but Marianne persevered, and saw every night in the brightness of the fire, and every morning in the appearance of the atmosphere, the certain symptoms of approaching frost.