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presymptomatic

 [pre″simp-to-mat´ik]
existing before the appearance of symptoms.

presymptomatic

(prē″sĭmp-tō-măt′ĭk)
The state of health prior to the clinical appearance of the signs and symptoms of a disease.

presymptomatic

existing before the appearance of clinical signs.
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28) Neonatal screening is beneficial because presymptomatic diagnosis of sickle-cell disease, followed by prophylactic penicillin therapy, has been shown to reduce the incidence of pneumococcal sepsis by more than 80%.
NBS programs--a network of public health programs that has enabled invaluable services for presymptomatic diagnosis and early intervention to be provided to thousands of children affected by metabolic disorders--require advocacy to support funding commensurate with the health services provided.
Presymptomatic testing of children (not recommended for individuals <18 years)
Types of genetic tests include newborn screening, diagnostic testing, carrier testing, prenatal and preimplantation testing, predictive and presymptomatic testing, and forensic testing.
The definitions of genetic information or genetic testing used in the statute, which may cover only predictive genetic information or genetic test results or extend to any information about genetic testing--including an invoice noting the receipt of genetic services, family history, inherited characteristics, or symptomatic or presymptomatic genetic conditions.
For example, Gottwald is examining use of hyperspectral radiometry to detect presymptomatic HLB-infected trees.
Giles, UK) display at RSNA 2005 featured technologies designed to "enable an 'early health' model of care in the future, focused on earlier diagnosis, presymptomatic disease detection, and disease prevention.
Their results provide the foundation for a new type of screening tool for presymptomatic, at-risk populations.
Epidemic Outbreak Surveillance: Near real-time, presymptomatic diagnostic detection of pathogens
The infant responded to balloon dilation of the upper esophageal sphincter, with resolution of symptoms and return to presymptomatic growth parameters.
8) Another much less practical means of identifying susceptibility is the in vitro muscle contraction test, which is the only objective means available for identifying a presymptomatic predisposition to malignant hyperthermia.
The invention also relates to presymptomatic therapy of individuals who carry deleterious alleles of the HPC2 gene.