objective sign


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ob·jec·tive sign

a sign that is evident to the examiner.

objective sign

Etymology: L, objectum, something cast before, signum, sign
a clinical observation that can be seen, heard, measured, or otherwise recorded by an examining physician, nurse, or other health care provider.

objective sign

In physical diagnosis, a sign that can be seen, heard, measured, or felt by the diagnostician. Finding of such sign(s) can be used to confirm or deny the diagnostician's impressions of the suspected disease.
Synonym: physical sign
See also: sign
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Also, availability of open text fields in the EMR would facilitate documentation of objective signs of DV.
We need to make sure that drivers displaying objective signs of drug impairment either through bad driving or failed standardized field sobriety testing are arrested and prosecuted.
2%)of asymptomatic patients but those who had objective signs of lichen sclerosus, achieved an improvement of at least 75% in subjective and objective global scores, respectively.
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When exposed to a stressful task these people, Mund said, exhibit a higher heart rate and pulse ratio than non-repressors and show other objective signs of stress and anxiety.
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Efficacy was evaluated at multiple time points during the study, with a focus on the first five days of administration, through assessments of objective signs and symptoms of infection such as the extent/size of infection, fever, measurement of biochemical markers of inflammation and culture and susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates.
As a pediatrician, you may sense that something is wrong, but you may not see objective signs of a fragmenting family until the addiction has firmly taken hold.
A recent review article recommends serologic testing for patients with a moderate pretest probability (ie, patients with objective signs of Lyme disease from a highly or moderately endemic area).
The presence and severity of PTS were scored using five leg symptoms (pain, cramps, heaviness, pruritus, paresthesia) and six objective signs (pretibial edema, induration of the skin, hyperpigmentation, new venous ectasia, and redness and pain during calf compression).
CT perfusion studies indicate objective signs of efficacy in these resistant patients as noted by changes in tumor perfusion and other measures of anti-tumor activity.
Bliss noted that the objective signs of perineal dermatitis include erythema, swelling, vesiculation, and open crusting/scaling.

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