prodromal

[ proh-droh-muhl ]
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  1. Pathology. (of a symptom or series of symptoms) preceding the more obvious, diagnosable symptoms of an illness or disease:Using these prodromal symptoms, trained psychologists or physicians can identify people at a higher risk of developing psychosis and begin early treatment.

Origin of prodromal

1
First recorded in 1710–20; prodrom(e) + -al1

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