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expectantadjective Clinical medicine Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, following the dictum, '…primum non nocere' Vox populi Pregnant
expectantCharacterized by the willingness to wait hopefully. The term is used especially of medical treatment.
Patient discussion about expectant
Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.
Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause
Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?