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prodrome

 [pro´drōm]
a premonitory symptom; a symptom indicating the onset of a disease. adj., adj prodro´mal, prodro´mic.

pro·drome

(prō'drōm), The correct plural of this word is prodromes, not prodromata.
An early or premonitory symptom of a disease.
Synonym(s): prodromus
[G. prodromos, a running before, fr. pro- + dromos, a running, a course]

prodrome

/pro·drome/ (pro´drōm) a premonitory symptom; a symptom indicating the onset of a disease.prodro´malprodro´mic

prodrome

(prō′drōm′)
n.
An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.

pro·dro′mal (-drō′məl), pro·drom′ic (-drŏm′ĭk) adj.

prodrome

[prō′drōm]
Etymology: Gk, prodromos, running before
1 an early sign of a developing condition or disease.
2 the earliest phase of a developing condition or disease. Many infectious diseases such as chickenpox or measles are most contagious during the prodromal period. prodromal, adj.

prodrome

Medtalk A premonitory or early Sx of a disease or a disorder Neurology A premonitory Sx unrelated to a seizure  Cf Aura.

pro·drome

(prō'drōm)
An early or premonitory symptom of a disease.

prodrome

A symptom or sign that precedes the start of a disease and gives early warning. KOPLIK'S SPOTS are a prodrome of MEASLES and the AURA is a prodrome of an epileptic seizure or an attack of MIGRAINE.

Prodrome

A symptom or group of symptoms that appears shortly before an acute attack of illness. The term comes from a Greek word that means "running ahead of."

pro·drome

(prō'drōm)
Early or premonitory symptom of a disease.

prodrome (prō´drōm),

n a symptom, often noted prior to monitoring and diagnosis that may signal the beginning of a disease.

prodrome

a premonitory clinical sign; a clinical sign indicating the onset of a disease.
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First, the period of the disease during which the acute case-patient and the household contact or health care personnel have close contact is primarily the febrile prodrome phase, when symptoms are nonspecific for hantavirus.
For example, several studies demonstrate that treatment with low doses of the second-generation antipsychotics olanzapine and risperidone improves psychotic-like symptoms during the prodrome.
Both of us remarked that a consistent problem occurred when working with dangerous criminals and with young patients whose early delinquency later proved to be a prodrome for psychosis.
Therefore, the time from day 1 (18 February) through day 16 (6 March) was the prodrome of the epidemic, whereas days 86 (15 May) through 106 (4 June) marked the declining phase of the outbreak.
Cairns, "Reflections on France, Britain and the Winter War Prodrome, 1939-1940," Historical Reflections, 22 (1996), 211-34; Anthony Adamthwaite, France and the Coming of the Second World War, 1936-1939 (London, 1977), pp.
A: Technically, the pre-headache period is known as the prodrome, and has been known to begin hours to days before the headache begins.
Clinical manifestations of rabies virus infection include a nonspecific prodrome (malaise, fever, headache) that lasts days to weeks, followed by confusion and paresthesias, which progress to paresis, hydrophobia, coma, and death (22).
A prodrome of pain and tenderness over the impending fracture site.
The clinical course of HZ often begins with a prodrome characterized by pain, paresthesias, general malaise, fever, and lymphadenopathy.
When depression begins only in late life, it might be part of the Alzheimer's disease prodrome, the researchers found.
To find children with a prodrome that includes acute febrile illness one could either start active surveillance in the community to identify them (as and when it happens) which is rather laborious (3) or wait for them to arrive at a hospital that caters to a rural community (as in this study).
Findings consistent with viral etiology include upper respiratory prodrome, lack of response to antibiotics, circulating atypical lymphocytes, expansion of paracortex (T zone), proliferation of immunoblasts of cytotoxic T-cell phenotype, and elevated interferon [alpha], as well as other cytokines.