focal symptom


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focal symptom

Etymology: L, focus, hearth; Gk, symptoma, that which happens
a body function disturbance centered on a specific body system or part.

focal symptom

A symptom caused by a lesion to a specific body part or a particular location in the central or peripheral nervous system.
Synonym: local symptom
See also: symptom
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A woman, born in 1955, had prolonged fever without focal symptoms in 1981 and had received a diagnosis of brucellosis while living near Valencia, Spain.