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chief com·plaint (cc, c.c., C.C.),

the primary symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking medical care.
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chief complaint

The principal reason for a person seeking medical attention; CCs include acute abdomen, colicky pain, crushing chest pain, hip fracture, etc. See Complaint, Minor complaint.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chief com·plaint

(CC) (chēf kŏm-plānt')
The primary symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking medical care.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chief com·plaint

(C.C.) (chēf kŏm-plānt')
Primary symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking dental care.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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