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Definition 1: anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence - [noun denoting communication]

(symptom is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

Definition 2: (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease - [noun denoting state]

(symptom is a kind of ...) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

(... is a kind of symptom ) the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged

(... is a kind of symptom ) a condition in which the urine (which is normally slightly acidic) is alkaline

(... is a kind of symptom ) a decrease in the number of eosinophils in the blood

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of excessive hemoglobin in the blood plasma

(... is a kind of symptom ) coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of excess lipids in the blood

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormal presence of amino acids in the urine; usually a symptom of metabolic defects

(... is a kind of symptom ) excessive ammonia in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) a purplish discoloration of the mucous membrane of the vagina that occurs early in pregnancy

(... is a kind of symptom ) a pigmented ring at the outer edge of the cornea of the eye; a symptom of Wilson's disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue

(... is a kind of symptom ) symptom of meningitis; patient cannot extend the leg at the knee when the thigh is flexed because of stiffness in the hamstrings

(... is a kind of symptom ) an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus

(... is a kind of symptom ) small red spots with white centers found on the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue; symptom of measles that appears one or two days before the measles rash appears

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of abnormally high levels of sugar in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of lymph in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) increase in the number of monocytes in the blood; symptom of monocytic leukemia

(... is a kind of symptom ) increase in the number of platelets in the blood which tends to cause clots to form; associated with many neoplasms and chronic infections and other diseases

(... is a kind of symptom ) an accumulation of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective tissue; usually a symptom of alkaptonuria or phenol poisoning

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the urine; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or osteoporosis

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

(... is a kind of symptom ) higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of excess potassium in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of abnormally large amounts of sodium in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally low level of protein in the blood; can indicate inadequate diet or intestinal or renal disorders

(... is a kind of symptom ) excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration

(... is a kind of symptom ) enlarged spleen and a decrease in one or more types of blood cells; associated with many disorders

(... is a kind of symptom ) excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation

(... is a kind of symptom ) absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow

(... is a kind of symptom ) a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure

(... is a kind of symptom ) a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives

(... is a kind of symptom ) a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes

(... is a kind of symptom ) increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus

(... is a kind of symptom ) an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur

(... is a kind of symptom ) a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) a symptom caused by an illness or a drug

"the effects of sleep loss" "the effect of the anesthetic"

(... is a kind of symptom ) symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

(... is a kind of symptom ) symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)

(... is a kind of symptom ) protrusion of the eyeball from the socket

(... is a kind of symptom ) involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)

(... is a kind of symptom ) a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of hemoglobin in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormal deposit of hemosiderin; often a symptom of thalassemia or hemochromatosis

(... is a kind of symptom ) cloudiness of the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose

(... is a kind of symptom ) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

(... is a kind of symptom ) a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis

(... is a kind of symptom ) a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of white blood cells in the urine; symptom of urinary tract infection

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally high blood sugar usually associated with diabetes

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet

(... is a kind of symptom ) yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia

(... is a kind of symptom ) excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part

(... is a kind of symptom ) symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible

(... is a kind of symptom ) partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction

(... is a kind of symptom ) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

(... is a kind of symptom ) venous swelling external or internal to the anal sphincter

(... is a kind of symptom ) chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx

(... is a kind of symptom ) an abnormal enlargement of the heart

"mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes"

(... is a kind of symptom ) an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves

(... is a kind of symptom ) a rapid and irregular heart beat

(... is a kind of symptom ) a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder

(... is a kind of symptom ) sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)

(... is a kind of symptom ) a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea

(... is a kind of symptom ) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

(... is a kind of symptom ) a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

(... is a kind of symptom ) successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria

(... is a kind of symptom ) a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

(... is a kind of symptom ) (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion

"how do you cure the hiccups?"

(... is a kind of symptom ) symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges

(... is a kind of symptom ) the state that precedes vomiting

(... is a kind of symptom ) a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

(... is a kind of symptom ) a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

(... is a kind of symptom ) spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens

"floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"

(... is a kind of symptom ) a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection

(... is a kind of symptom ) a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

(... is a kind of symptom ) transient cessation of respiration

(... is a kind of symptom ) difficult or labored respiration

(... is a kind of symptom ) irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

(... is a kind of symptom ) frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

(... is a kind of symptom ) a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall

(... is a kind of symptom ) a lack of vitality

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of abnormal high-pitched sound heard with a stethoscope when an airway is blocked (as in asthma or chronic bronchitis)

(... is a kind of symptom ) any physical or psychological disturbance (as sweating or depression) experienced by a drug addict when deprived of the drug

(... is a kind of symptom ) a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

(... is a kind of symptom ) absence of a reflex; a sign of possible nerve damage

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of myoglobin in the urine

(... is a kind of symptom ) abnormally small production of urine; can be a symptom of kidney disease or obstruction of the urinary tract or edema or an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes in the body

(... is a kind of symptom ) a symptom of allergic states; increased eosinophils in the blood

(... is a kind of symptom ) persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)

(... is a kind of symptom ) the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome

(... is a kind of symptom ) a whistling sound when breathing (usually heard on inspiration); indicates obstruction of the trachea or larynx

(... is a kind of symptom ) a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of abnormal amounts of uric acid salts in the blood; symptom of gout

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of abnormally large amounts of uric acid in the urine; symptom of gout

(... is a kind of symptom ) presence of abnormal amounts of uric acid in the urine; symptom of gout

(... is part of symptom) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

(symptom belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

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