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symptomatic

 [simp″to-mat´ik]
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a symptom.
2. indicative (of a particular disease or disorder).
3. exhibiting the symptoms of a particular disease but having a different cause.
4. directed at the allaying of symptoms, as symptomatic treatment.

symp·to·mat·ic

(simp'tō-mat'ik),
Indicative; relating to or constituting the aggregate of symptoms of a disease.

symptomatic

/symp·to·mat·ic/ (simp″to-mat´ik)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a symptom.
2. indicative (of a particular disease or disorder).
3. exhibiting the symptoms of a particular disease but having a different cause.
4. directed at the allaying of symptoms, as symptomatic treatment.

symptomatic

(sĭm′tə-măt′ĭk, sĭmp′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or based on symptoms: symptomatic relief.
2. Constituting a symptom, as of a disease: the rash symptomatic of scarlet fever; a rise in unemployment symptomatic of a weakening economy.

symp′to·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

symptomatic

[simp′təmat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, symptoma, that which happens
having characteristics of a symptom or indications of a specific disease.

symp·to·mat·ic

(simp'tŏ-mat'ik)
Indicative; relating to or constituting the aggregate of symptoms of a disease.

Symptomatic

Refers to treatment that addresses the symptoms of an illness, but not its underlying cause.
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symp·to·mat·ic

(simp'tŏ-mat'ik)
Indicative; relating to or constituting aggregate of disease symptoms.

symptomatic

1. pertaining to or of the nature of a symptom. The word symptom is not used in veterinary medicine because the subjective sensations of our patients are not known to us. However, because there is no comparable word relating to clinical sign, the principal means by which veterinarians arrive at diagnoses, it is customary to use the word symptomatic in this context, that is as pertaining to or in the nature of a clinical sign.
2. indicative (of a particular disease or disorder).
3. exhibiting the symptoms of a particular disease but having a different cause.
4. directed at the allaying of symptoms, as symptomatic treatment.

symptomatic anthrax
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