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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.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Symptom." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/symptom.
Symptom. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/symptom. Accessed June 2, 2023.
Symptom. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/symptom
Symptom [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 02]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729697/all/symptom.
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