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symptom

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek σύμπτωμα (sumptōma) "a happening, accident, disease" < stem of συμπίπτω (sumpiptō) "Ι befall" < συν- (sun-) "together" and πίπτω (piptō) "I fall"

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  1. Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else; especially a perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a patient that is indicative of a disease or disorder.

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  • Treatment of symptoms versus treatment of cause

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