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com·plaint

(kom-plānt'),
A disorder, disease, or symptom, or the description of it.
[O.Fr. complainte, fr. L. complango, to lament]

complaint

/com·plaint/ (kom-plānt´) a disease, symptom, or disorder.
chief complaint  the symptom or group of symptoms about which the patient first consults the doctor; the presenting symptom.

complaint

(kəm-plānt′)
n.
a. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
b. The symptom or distress about which a patient seeks medical assistance.

complaint

Etymology: L, complangere, to beat the breast
1 (in law) a pleading by a plaintiff made under oath to initiate a suit. It is a statement of the formal charge and the cause for action against the defendant. For a minor offense the defendant is tried on the basis of the complaint. A more serious felony prosecution requires an indictment with evidence presented by a state's attorney.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
any ailment, problem, or symptom identified by the client, patient, member of the person's family, or other knowledgeable person. The chief complaint often causes the person to seek health care.
A symptom of which a person is aware or which causes discomfort, generally described from a patient’s perspective—e.g., loss of weight, crushing chest pain, fever of unknown origin (FUO)—and which is often the principal reason for seeking medical attention; in the working parlance in the US, complaints are divided into chief—major—complaints and minor complaints

complaint

A Sx of which a person is aware or which causes discomfort, generally described from a Pt's perspective–eg, loss of weight, crushing chest pain, FUO, and is often the principal reason for seeking medical attention; in the working parlance in the US, complaints are divided into chief–major complaints and minor complaints. See Chief complaint, Minor complaint.

com·plaint

(kŏm-plānt')
A disorder, disease, or symptom, or the description of it.
[O.Fr. complainte, fr. L. complango, to lament]

complaint,

n a patient-described symptom, problem, or malady. See also illness and disease.

com·plaint

(kŏm-plānt')
A disorder, disease, or symptom, or the description of it.
[O.Fr. complainte, fr. L. complango, to lament]

complaint,

n an ailment, problem, or symptom disclosed by the patient.
complaint, chief (CC),
n the main symptom or reason for which the patient seeks treatment. The most troublesome ailment, problem, or symptom.
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