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a disturbance of sensation or function in an organ or part more or less remote from the morbid condition giving rise to it (for example, muscle spasm due to joint inflammation).
Synonym(s): sympathetic symptom
Etymology: Gk, sympathein, to feel with, symptoma, that which occurs
a symptom occurring in one body area when the causative lesion is actually in another area. See also referred pain.
A symptom for which there is no specific inciting cause and usually occurring at a point more or less remote from the point of disturbance.See: sympathy (1)
See also: symptom