objective symptom


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symptom

 [simp´tom]
any indication of disease perceived by the patient.
cardinal s's
1. symptoms of greatest significance to the health care provider, establishing the identity of the illness.
2. the symptoms shown in the temperature, pulse, and respiration.
dissociation symptom anesthesia to pain and to heat and cold, without impairment of tactile sensibility.
objective symptom one perceptible to others than the patient, such as pallor, rapid pulse, rapid respiration, or restlessness.
presenting symptom the symptom or group of symptoms about which the patient complains or from which he seeks relief.
signal symptom a sensation, aura, or other subjective experience indicative of an impending epileptic or other seizure.
subjective symptom one perceptible only to the patient, such as pain, pruritus, or vertigo.
withdrawal s's withdrawal (def. 2).
symptom (omaha) in the omaha system, on the fourth level of the problem classification scheme, the subjective evidence of a client problem as reported by the client or by a significant other; this is closely related to the problem modifier actual. See also sign/symptom.

ob·jec·tive symp·tom

a symptom that is evident to the observer.

objective symptom

Etymology: L, objectum, something cast before; Gk, symptoma, that which happens
a symptom accompanied by signs that tend to confirm the patient's physical complaint and enable the examining physician, nurse, or other health care provider to deduce the cause.

ob·jec·tive symp·tom

(ŏb-jek'tiv simp'tŏm)
A symptom that is evident to the observer.
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Priestley was arrested ``after officers observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication,'' police said.
There was an absence of objective symptoms, and the driver did not have slurred speech or any other of the symptoms relating to intoxication,'' Garcia said.
When he was pulled over, he ``displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication'' and failed sobriety tests, according to a CHP report.

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