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Rarely used term for diagnosis by means of a study of the typical symptoms of a disease, or of the subjective sensations of the patient.
[patho- + G. gnōmē, a mark, a sign]
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pathognomy(1) A term of waning use that dignifies disease diagnosis based on signs and symptoms.
(2) The formal study of the expression of emotions as manifested by voice and body language.
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pathognomy(păth-ŏg′nō-mē) [Gr. pathos, disease, suffering, + gnome, a means of knowing]
Diagnosing the cause of an illness after careful study of the signs and symptoms of a disease.
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