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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.

chief complaint (CC)

a subjective statement made by a patient describing the most significant or serious symptoms or signs of illness or dysfunction that caused him or her to seek health care. It is used most often in a health history.

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.

chief com·plaint

(CC) (chēf kŏm-plānt')
The primary symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking medical care.

chief complaint

; CC primary subjective symptom reported by the patient

chief complaint,

n the concern that brings a patient to seek therapeutic intervention.

chief com·plaint

(C.C.) (chēf kŏm-plānt')
Primary symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking dental care.

chief complaint

the most apparent clinical sign in a patient's illness. Called also cardinal sign, key sign.
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