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[Gr. symptōma, occurrence] Any change in the body or its functions as perceived by the patient. The patient describes his or her symptoms in his or her complaint or history of the present illness. A sign, however, is an objective finding observed or discovered during the examination. SEE: sign (2) Analysis of symptoms include: onset: date, manner (gradual or sudden), and precipitating factors; characteristics: character, location, radiation, severity, timing, aggravating or relieving factors, and associated symptoms; course since onset: incidence, progress, and effects of therapy.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Symptom." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/local_symptom.
Symptom. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/local_symptom. Accessed December 11, 2019.
Symptom. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/local_symptom
Symptom [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 11]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/local_symptom.
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