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symptom meaning

EN[ˈsɪm(p)təm]
WSymptom
  • A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls", from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" and πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient,
  • The term is sometimes also applied to physiological states outside the context of disease, as for example when referring to "symptoms of pregnancy".
  • ^ "Sumptoma, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ''A Greek-English Lexicon'', at Pursues". Perseus.tufts.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-17.

    Definition of symptom in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsymptomsPREsym-
    1. (medicine) A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.
      1. A signal; anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Uranism is always a disease or an inversion. It is sometimes a symptom of degeneracy. It may be caused by disorders during embryonic life.
          • Improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with the cardiometabolic disease at 12 months was not any better in patients prescribed with anti-depressants when compared with the nonprescribed group.
          • Once-weekly teriparatide administration, hospitalized rest, and application of a thoracolumbosacral orthosis alleviated symptoms within 2 months.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The other two most frequent neurobehavioral changes besides “incontinence”, i.e., logopenia and apathy, are negative symptoms.
          • Neuroblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thymic mass with SIADH-related syndrome or nonmyasthenic neurological symptoms.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. en symptoms
        2. en symptomatic
        3. en symptomize
        4. en symptomlike
        5. en symptomized
        Source: Wiktionary

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        Grammatically, this word "symptom" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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