from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The medical science of symptoms.
- n. The combined symptoms of a disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science that studies the symptoms of diseases.
- n. All the symptoms of a particular disease.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of symptoms; that part of the science of medicine which treats of the symptoms of diseases; semeiology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning symptoms; also, the array of symptoms presented by a disease.
To those familiar with PACS symptomatology, this is not surprising: interpersonal disturbances don't register for PACS sufferers simply because "interpersonal" requires at least two participants in a give and take.
"I said 85 percent of State Department posts had adequate medical care that could care for Ms. Meyer were she to have an exacerbation of her multiple sclerosis, her symptoms, her symptomatology," agency physician Emil Von Arx III told Schwartz during a deposition in 2008.
And a 2007 study in Stress and Health, showed that a gradual decline in physical and psychological symptomatology in the months after a flood in Thailand, was followed by a marked increase in symptoms as the one-year anniversary drew near.
Often at the point of actually losing "the fix" the person not only suffers psychological devastation, but the actual symptomatology of physical withdrawal: sweating, cramps, anxiety, nausea, sleeplessness, eating difficulties and disorientation.
Likewise, GERD has been linked to underlying anxiety and stress is clearly associated with worsened symptomatology.
The depressive phase of classic bipolar disorder has symptomatology no different than that of chronic depression.
In the clinical world, too often attention is focused only on controlling a child's bad behavior, and not enough on the complex and disturbing feelings and inner struggles that may only be expressed in behavioral symptomatology.
We administered a measure of explicit learning for comparison purposes and we administered a reliable index of autistic symptomatology that relates to real-world implicit learning performance.
Finally, we found no relationship between implicit learning ability in the laboratory and real-world autism spectrum condition symptomatology.
Also, radiologists are more familiar with the various imaging equipment and can best determine the appropriate imaging modality (e.g. CT vs. MR) for the patient's symptomatology.
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