subjective 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.

sub·jec·tive symp·tom

a symptom apparent only to the patient.

sub·jec·tive symp·tom

(sŭb-jek'tiv simp'tŏm)
A symptom apparent only to the patient.

subjective symptom

A symptom apparent only to the patient. Synonym: rational symptom
See also: symptom
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Table 1 shows the distribution of subjective symptoms of the eyes and the respiratory system in the different living environments (the urban area and the desert area).
The order among the categories of subjective symptoms of fatigue is shown in Table 1.
Therefore, we conducted a controlled trial to clarify the effect of Mao-to on subjective symptoms, body temperature and cytokines in patients treated with IFN-[beta].
18] Other studies also did not show statistically significant association between use of mobile phone and subjective symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties in concentration [19,21] Koivisto et al, in two single-blind experiments, showed that pulsed radio-frequency electromagnetic field of digital GSM mobile phones did not produce any consistent subjective symptoms or sensations in the subjects studied [21] Further research is thus needed to settle this debate.
The severity of subjective symptoms reported by patients with CMI may not consistently correlate with the measurement of tonsillar herniation.
Thus in our case, the decision to resort to surgery just on the basis of the subjective symptoms without any signs of activity could not be justified, as the surgeon's knife can cause more damage than improvement.
The Kupperman index and the Menopause Rating Scale were used to assess subjective symptoms, and cardiovascular risk factors were assessed with serum lipid testing, C-reactive protein, and the thickness of the carotid artery intima-media.
The CIWA-Ar relies on autonomic signs and subjective symptoms and was not designed for use in nonverbal patients in the ICU.
Subjective symptoms (complaints that can't be verified by examination) were found in 35 of the patients who had had Lyme disease and 32 of the control children--a difference that isn't statistically significant.
Secondary parameters included the course of ALT, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels, quantitative HCV RNA levels, subjective symptoms associated with CHC (fatigue, abdominal discomfort, depression, and dyspepsia), safety and compliance.
It was approved for the treatment of ischemic symptoms such as skin ulcer, pain and coldness accompanying thromboangiitis obliterans in 1988, and for the treatment of subjective symptoms such as pain and numbness of lower leg and walking disability associated with acquired lumbar spinal canal stenosis as an additional indication in 2001.
TNSr-Short Form: measures neuropathy via vibration sensibility and distal to proximal extension of subjective symptoms (tingling' numbness' and neuropathic pain)

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