[sin-drohm, -druh m]
- Pathology, Psychiatry. a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.
- a group of related or coincident things, events, actions, etc.
- the pattern of symptoms that characterize or indicate a particular social condition.
- a predictable, characteristic pattern of behavior, action, etc., that tends to occur under certain circumstances: the retirement syndrome of endless golf and bridge games; the feast-or-famine syndrome of big business.
Origin of syndrome
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- med any combination of signs and symptoms that are indicative of a particular disease or disorder
- a symptom, characteristic, or set of symptoms or characteristics indicating the existence of a condition, problem, etc
Word Origin for syndrome
C16: via New Latin from Greek sundromē, literally: a running together, from syn- + dramein to run
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- A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, a psychological disorder, or another abnormal condition.
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- An abnormal condition or disease that is identified by an established group of signs and symptoms.
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A set of signs and symptoms that appear together and characterize a disease or medical condition. AIDS is an example of a syndrome.
A collection of attitudes or behaviors that go together is often called a syndrome.
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