prodromal stage


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stage

 [stāj]
1. a distinct period or phase, as of development of a disease or organism. For specific names of stages, see under the name.
2. the platform of a microscope on which the slide containing the object to be studied is placed.
anal stage in psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of psychosexual development, occurring between the ages of 1 and 3 years, during which the infant's activities, interests, and concerns are on the anal zone. It is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage. See also sexual development.
first stage of labor see labor.
fourth stage of labor see labor.
genital stage in psychoanalytic theory, the last stage in psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, during which the person can achieve sexual gratification from genital-to-genital contact and is capable of a mature relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It follows the latency stage. See also sexual development.
latency stage
1. the incubation period of any infectious disorder.
2. the quiescent period following an active period in certain infectious diseases, during which the pathogen remains dormant for a variable length of time before again initiating signs of active disease.
3. in psychoanalytic theory, the relatively quiescent period in psychosexual development following the phallic stage and lasting from age 5 or 6 years to adolescence. Energy is focused on learning and on more organized play. See also sexual development.
oral stage in psychoanalytic theory, the earliest stage of psychosexual development, lasting from birth to about 18 months, during which the oral zone is the center of the infant's needs, expression, and pleasurable erotic experiences. It is followed by the anal stage. See also sexual development.
phallic stage in psychoanalytic theory, the third stage in psychosexual development, lasting from age 2 or 3 years to 5 or 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. It is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency stage. See also sexual development.
prodromal stage the period of early symptoms of a disease occurring after the incubation period and just before the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease.
second stage of labor see labor.
third stage of labor see labor.

pro·dro·mal stage

early stage or symptoms of disease before characteristic symptoms appear.

in·cu·ba·tion pe·ri·od

(in'kyū-bā'shŭn pēr'ē-ŏd)
1. The interval between invasion of the body by an infecting organism and the appearance of the first sign or symptom it causes.
Synonym(s): incubative stage, latent period (3) , latent stage, prodromal stage.
2. In a disease vector, the period between entry of the disease organism and the time at which the vector is capable of transmitting the disease to another human host.

pro·dro·mal stage

(prō-drō'măl stāj)
Early stage or symptoms of disease before characteristic symptoms appear.
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Although they have a predictable value and they are present already during the prodromal stages, the introduction of cognitive deficits among diagnosis criteria does not refer to section "A" symptoms because they are not useful and specific indicators for differentiating from other psychosis.
When assessing children in the prodromal stage or diagnosed with EOS, a number of considerations should be attended to including current and past levels of functioning, developmental level, schizophrenia subtype (i.
On the day following the pathologic diagnosis of "histologic findings consistent with prodromal stage of measles," a typical erythematous maculopapular rash began on the child's face and spread to his trunk and limbs.
Other signs and symptoms have been reported, and in some case-patients, the disease may not progress beyond the prodromal stage or clinical symptoms may be completely absent (7).
First, persons who meet the diagnostic criteria for APS are in a prodromal stage of a psychiatric disorder, experiencing mild psychotic symp-toms and a clear decline in their functioning.
Christopher Clark and his colleagues wrote that flor-betapir-PET imaging could be an important diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease - perhaps with the ability to detect brain plaques early in a prodromal stage of the disease - and to measure plaque changes in relation to therapeutic response in future drug studies, according to Dr.
Christopher Clark and his colleagues wrote that florbetapir-PET imaging could be an important diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease perhaps with the ability to detect brain plaques early in a prodromal stage of the disease--and to measure plaque changes in relation to therapeutic response in future drug studies, according to Dr.
The prodromal stage and the characteristics of pain usually set herpes zoster apart from the other diagnoses.
This finding suggests that a viremic phase may precede symptoms and that the onset of symptoms in the prodromal stage may be associated with humoral and cellular immune responses rather than viremia.
Christopher Clark and his colleagues wrote that florbetapir-PET imaging could be an important diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease (AD)--perhaps with the ability to detect brain plaques early in a prodromal stage of the disease--and to measure plaque changes in relation to therapeutic response in future drug studies, according to Dr.
Valacyclovir, 2 g twice in 1 day taken during the prodromal stage of herpes labialis, reduces the episode duration and time to healing.