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1. Pointing out; indicating.
2. An indication; especially a symptom indicating the proper line of treatment.
[L. in-dico, pres. p. -ans (-ant), to point out]


1. Something such as a sign or symptom that points to the presence of a disease.
2. Something such as loss of a symptom or sign that indicates that the treatment of the disease is proper and effective.


an indicator or signal. A clinical indicant is a clinical sign, an item of history, epidemiology or environmental peculiarity that suggests a particular diagnosis for inclusion in the list of possibles.

Patient discussion about indicant

Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

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Available research suggests that the DMAQ is a psychometrically sound indicant of this construct (for a review of studies using the DMAQ, see Morrison, Morrison, & McCann, 2006).
suggest that the commonly accepted standards for using these indicants include tolerance values [is less than or equal to] 10 and variance inflation factor (VIF) scores [is greater than or equal to] 10 to denote high collinearity.
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Comparison of the number of votes in the presidential election (12,245) with the total for Members-at-Large (32,539) suggests that most voters voted for three candidates, but without preference indicants, no accurate estimate of STV first preferences can be given.
The IP subscale examined a dancer's perception of the importance of a lean physique for dancing and for their advancement, the DE subscale investigated the concerns and influence of significant others on food intake, and the WB subscale identified behavioral indicants of eating disorders.
All indicants (adila) in physiognomy are such that one draws conclusions regarding the character on the basis of appearance and mood, not because one is the cause of the other; rather, both, according to the normal course of custom (bi-hukm jarayan al-ada), are the results of one cause.
Cacioppo, Martzke, Petty, and Tassinary (1988) sought to validate that changes in corrugator EMG were indicants of changes in the emotional state of the subject.
These two indices were used as indicants of the "frequency of communication" construct in our model.
effort, persistence) proposed by theory as well as performance indicants.