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symptom complex

symptom complex in Medicine

symptom complex n.
A group of symptoms that occur together and are characteristic of a certain disease, disorder, or condition.

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  • Taxonomic zeal began to blind vision when Kahlbaum formulated his "Catatonia" and included stupor in the symptom complex.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this clinical group is founded on the symptom complex which is built around apathy.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • In fact this symptom complex has usually been regarded as occurring only in a malignant setting.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Whenever there are many remedies for a symptom complex, it usually means that the suggestive element in all of them is large.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

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