Definition of Symptom

1. Noun. (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease.

Generic synonyms: Evidence, Grounds
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Specialized synonyms: Crepitation Rale, Hypermenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Alkalinuria, Alkaluria, Eosinopenia, Haemoglobinemia, Hemoglobinemia, Haemoptysis, Hemoptysis, Hyperlipaemia, Hyperlipemia, Hyperlipidaemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperlipoidaemia, Hyperlipoidemia, Lipaemia, Lipemia, Lipidaemia, Lipidemia, Lipoidaemia, Lipoidemia, Albuminuria, Proteinuria, Aminoaciduria, Ammoniuria, Jacquemier's Sign, Kayser-fleischer Ring, Keratomalacia, Kernig's Sign, Acetonemia, Ketonemia, Ketosis, Koplik's Spots, Glycosuria, Lymphuria, Monocytosis, Thrombocytosis, Ochronosis, Hypercalcaemia, Hypercalcemia, Hypocalcaemia, Hypocalcemia, Hypercalcinuria, Hypercalciuria, Hypercholesteremia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperkalemia, Hypokalemia, Kaliuresis, Kaluresis, Natriuresis, Hypoproteinemia, Hypernatremia, Hyponatremia, Hypersplenism, Acetonuria, Ketoaciduria, Ketonuria, Amenia, Amenorrhea, Amenorrhoea, Aura, Chloasma, Mask Of Pregnancy, Melasma, Clubbing, Cyanosis, Diuresis, Prodroma, Prodrome, Syndrome, Effect, Abscess, Purulence, Purulency, Exophthalmos, Festination, Furring, Haematuria, Hematuria, Haemoglobinuria, Hemoglobinuria, Haemosiderosis, Hemosiderosis, Nebula, Sneeze, Sneezing, Sternutation, Lump, Puffiness, Swelling, Bubo, Palsy, Pyuria, Hyperglycaemia, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycaemia, Hypoglycemia, Icterus, Jaundice, Congestion, Eruption, Numbness, Hurting, Pain, Paraesthesia, Paresthesia, Postnasal Drip, Cardiomegaly, Enlarged Heart, Megacardia, Megalocardia, Cardiac Murmur, Heart Murmur, Murmur, Palpitation, Heartburn, Pyrosis, Flush, Hot Flash, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Inflammation, Redness, Rubor, Chill, Shivering, Ague, Chills And Fever, Cough, Coughing, Hiccough, Hiccup, Singultus, Meningism, Nausea, Sickness, Cramp, Muscle Spasm, Spasm, Cicatrice, Cicatrix, Scar, Hardening, Floater, Musca Volitans, Muscae Volitantes, Spots, Febricity, Febrility, Fever, Feverishness, Pyrexia, Atrophy, Wasting, Wasting Away, Apnea, Dyspnea, Dyspnoea, Constipation, Irregularity, Diarrhea, Diarrhoea, Looseness, Looseness Of The Bowels, Dizziness, Giddiness, Lightheadedness, Vertigo, Anaemia, Anemia, Wheeziness, Withdrawal Symptom, Hydrophobia, Areflexia, Myoglobinuria, Oliguria, Eosinophilia, Rhinorrhea, Steatorrhea, Stridor, Tinnitus, Uratemia, Uraturia, Uricaciduria
Group relationships: Disease
Derivative terms: Symptomatic, Symptomatic



2. Noun. Anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence.
Generic synonyms: Indicant, Indication
Derivative terms: Symptomatic

Definition of Symptom

1. n. 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.

Definition of Symptom

1. Noun. (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

2. Noun. Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Symptom

1. an indication of something [n -S]

Symptom Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Symptom

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Literary usage of Symptom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1851)
"On Diarrhoea, as a hitherto unnoticed symptom of Menstruation, and on the use of Purgatives at the different Epochs of the Menstrual Function,—Dr. TILT, ..."

2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"symptom Fourth, and Catastrophe upon the heels of it Five years more (1618), and there will have come a Fourth symptom, biggest of all, rapidly consummating ..."

3. History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"symptom Fourth, and Catastrophe upon the heels of it. Five years more (1618), and there will have come a Fourth symptom, biggest of all, ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... symptom) Any marked disturbance of equilibrium will probably be shown by swaying on standing or sitting. Slighter disturbances will be detected by ..."

5. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"symptom First is that of Donauworth, and dates above a year back. First symptom; Donauworth, 1608. Donauworth, a Protestant Imperial Free-town, ..."

6. Differential Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"Such a "presenting symptom," comparable to the "presenting part" in ... (c) To illustrate them by case-histories in which the presenting symptom is followed ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1851)
"On Diarrhoea, as a hitherto unnoticed symptom of Menstruation, and on the use of Purgatives at the different Epochs of the Menstrual Function,—Dr. TILT, ..."

8. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"symptom Fourth, and Catastrophe upon the heels of it Five years more (1618), and there will have come a Fourth symptom, biggest of all, rapidly consummating ..."

9. History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"symptom Fourth, and Catastrophe upon the heels of it. Five years more (1618), and there will have come a Fourth symptom, biggest of all, ..."

10. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... symptom) Any marked disturbance of equilibrium will probably be shown by swaying on standing or sitting. Slighter disturbances will be detected by ..."

11. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"symptom First is that of Donauworth, and dates above a year back. First symptom; Donauworth, 1608. Donauworth, a Protestant Imperial Free-town, ..."

12. Differential Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"Such a "presenting symptom," comparable to the "presenting part" in ... (c) To illustrate them by case-histories in which the presenting symptom is followed ..."

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