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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.

pre·sent·ing symp·tom

the complaint offered by the patient as the main reason for seeking medical care; usually synonymous with chief complaint.

presenting symptom

See symptom.

pre·sent·ing symp·tom

(prĕ-zenting simptŏm)
Complaint offered by the patient as the main reason for seeking medical care; usually synonymous with chief complaint

pre·sent·ing symp·tom

(prĕ-zenting simptŏm)
Complaint offered by patient as the main reason for seeking dental care; usually synonymous with chief complaint
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00%) Table 2: Distribution of the patient according to presenting symptoms Symptoms N % Fever 151 100.
Regarding clinical pattern the most common presenting symptom was hearing loss which accounts for 69.
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Most common presenting symptom in the current study was pain followed by clicking sounds in joint and then limited mouth opening in this study.
From July 2003 to July 2009 Data were collected retrospectively from the records of adult patients with primary malignant renal tumors presented to Jordan University Hospital and Al- Jumhory Teaching Hospital these data include: age sex anatomical side presenting symptoms diagnosis metastasis if any therapeutic options histopathological subtype and tumor stage.
Similarly, while a history of recent weight loss is considered a classic presenting symptom of type 1 diabetes, it's also present in about one-quarter of young people presenting with type 2 diabetes, Dr.
This can cause the formation of abnormal hemoglobin molecules, thus causing anemia, the characteristic presenting symptom of the thalassemias.
Characteristic itching, mainly on the legs, is the presenting symptom in about 25 per cent of cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Pain (proctalgia) or severe discomfort is the most common presenting symptom (55-60%), followed by a mass or swelling (>28%).