potential diagnosis

po·ten·ti·al di·ag·no·sis

(pŏ-ten'shăl dī'ăg-nō'sis)
nursing Health problem that may occur because of presence of some risk factors; potential problem.
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We argue that humans are constantly chemosignaling, and that uncovering these effects will provide for better understanding of human social behavior, and potential diagnosis and treatments for diseases involving altered social performance.
Next, talk with your doctor, and he or she can help decipher a potential diagnosis of Alzheimer's or if it is something unrelated.
She added: "For example, the time period that women wait in between their first referral by a GP and seeing a specialist is not reported on, and our research shows that some women are waiting - and worrying - for over six months to receive a potential diagnosis following a non-urgent referral.
She said: "For example, the time period that women wait in between their first referral by a GP and seeing a specialist is not reported on, and our research shows that some women are waiting - and worrying - for over six months to receive a potential diagnosis following a non-urgent referral.
This means the CBC-diff is positioned in the ideal situation for an initial indicator of the potential diagnosis.
We went from having a perfectly healthy and active child to being faced with a potential diagnosis of cancer.
It should not always be associated with the disease, but the presence of the stone must never eliminate MFH as a potential diagnosis.
It is easy for the specialist to notice the connection and a potential diagnosis is quickly made: migraine.
My mother had unknowingly been put into the situation of experiencing a "tentative pregnancy," where the potential diagnosis of genetic abnormality shapes how she thinks about the rest of the pregnancy.
He said, "Firstly, men aren't alert to the potential diagnosis [of breast cancer].
Although rare, chordoma and other primary bone tumours should always be considered as a potential diagnosis of a vertebral lesion, despite its location.
Summing up at Bootle town hall, Mr Sumner said: "While the diagnosis of gallstones had been correct, when the patient's physical condition failed to improve, the clinicians should have considered a gastric or duodenal ulcer as a potential diagnosis.