symptom


symptom
noun (usually symptoms)
ADJECTIVE
characteristic, classic, common, typical
clinical
minor, secondary
acute, chronic
intermittent, recurrent
distressing, negative, serious, severe, unpleasant
mild
visible, visual

These virus infections display obvious visual symptoms.

physical, physiological

the physical symptoms that are the result of stress

withdrawal
abdominal, respiratory, urinary
allergic, allergy, asthma, asthmatic, flu, flu-like, menopausal
behavioural/behavioral, mental, psychiatric, psychological, psychosomatic
depressive, neurotic, schizophrenic, stress
VERB + SYMPTOM
display, exhibit, experience, have, present with (medical), show, suffer, suffer from

She had all the classic symptoms of the disorder.

The patient was admitted presenting with flu-like symptoms.

describe, report

Can you describe your symptoms?

develop, get

Not all carriers of the disease develop symptoms.

bring about, bring on, cause, produce
aggravate, exacerbate

Cigarettes can aggravate the symptoms of a cold.

ignore

He had been ignoring the symptoms for years.

detect, diagnose, identify, interpret, recognize

Nurses are taught how to identify and treat the symptoms of poisoning.

alleviate, control, ease, improve, reduce, relieve, suppress, treat
be free from
SYMPTOM + VERB
appear, arise, develop, occur
persist, recur

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

worsen
improve

If symptoms do not improve after a week, see your doctor.

disappear
PHRASES
the onset of symptoms

40% of patients were treated within three hours of the onset of symptoms.

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  • Symptom — Symp tom, n. [F. sympt[^o]me, Gr. ? anything that has befallen one, a chance, causality, symptom, fr. ? to fall together; sy n with + ? to fall; akin to Skr. pat to fly, to fall. See {Syn }, and cf. {Asymptote}, {Feather}.] 1. (Med.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symptom — Sn std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus gr. sýmptōma Begebenheit, Eigenschaft, Zufall , zu gr. sympíptein sich ereignen, zusammentreffen, zusammenfallen , zu gr. píptein geraten, herabfallen, stürzen und gr. syn . Adjektiv: symptomatisch.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • symptom — (n.) 1540s, earlier sinthoma (late 14c.), from M.L. sinthoma symptom of a disease, from L.L. symptoma, from Gk. symptoma (gen. symptomatos) a happening, accident, disease, from stem of sympiptein to befall, from syn together + piptein to fall,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • symptom — ► NOUN Medicine 1) a feature which indicates a condition of disease, in particular one apparent to the patient. Compare with SIGN(Cf. ↑signer). 2) an indication of an undesirable situation. ORIGIN Greek sumpt ma chance, symptom …   English terms dictionary

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  • Symptōm — (griech.), »Zufall«, Krankheitszufall, ein einer Krankheit eigentümliches Anzeichen, aus dem man unter anderm auf den Verlauf und den Charakter der Krankheit Schlüsse ziehen kann. Gelbsucht ist z. B. das S., unter dem sich mannigfache Krankheiten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • symptom — I noun alarm, augury, characteristic, clue, danger signal, diagnostic, evidence, evincement, feature, forewarning, guide, index, indicant, indication, indicator, indice, indicium, intimation, manifestation, mark, means of recognition, monition,… …   Law dictionary

  • symptom — *sign, mark, token, badge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Symptom — »Anzeichen; Krankheitszeichen; Kennzeichen, Merkmal; Vorbote«: Das Fremdwort ist eine gelehrte Entlehnung des 16. Jh.s aus griech. sým ptōma »Zufall; vorübergehende Eigentümlichkeit; zufälliger Umstand einer Krankheit«. Das zugrunde liegende… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch


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