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syndrome

[sin-drohm, -druh m] /ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm/
noun
1.
Pathology, Psychiatry. a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.
2.
a group of related or coincident things, events, actions, etc.
3.
the pattern of symptoms that characterize or indicate a particular social condition.
4.
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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Neo-Latin < Greek syndromḗ concurrence, combination, equivalent to syn- syn- + drom-, base meaning “run” (see -drome) + feminine noun suffix
Related forms
syndromic
[sin-drom-ik] /sɪnˈdrɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome may be a lifelong condition.
  • Ketamine bladder syndrome is a newly discovered consequence of long term use.
  • However another link, between savant syndrome and autism, is well established.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome has also been linked to professional musicians.
  • The syndrome may be linked to problems in certain areas of the brain.
  • There do seem to be cases of acquired savant syndrome where people develop extraordinary abilities after head injuries.
  • If white-nose syndrome attacked a cuter species, we'd be all over it.
  • Doll syndrome is in fact a physical side effect to an infection by aida.
  • The postural tachycardia syndrome a brief review of etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
British Dictionary definitions for syndrome

syndrome

/ˈsɪndrəʊm/
noun
1.
(med) any combination of signs and symptoms that are indicative of a particular disease or disorder
2.
a symptom, characteristic, or set of symptoms or characteristics indicating the existence of a condition, problem, etc
Derived Forms
syndromic (sɪnˈdrɒmɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Greek sundromē, literally: a running together, from syn- + dramein to run

white-coat hypertension

noun
1.
the phenomenon of having elevated blood pressure only during a medical consultation
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Word Origin and History for syndrome
n.

"a number of symptoms occurring together," 1540s, from Modern Latin, from Greek syndrome "concurrence of symptoms, concourse," from syndromos, literally "running together," from syn- "with" (see syn-) + dromos "running, course" (see dromedary). Psychological sense is from 1955.

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syndrome in Medicine

syndrome syn·drome (sĭn'drōm')
n.
A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, a psychological disorder, or another abnormal condition.


syn·drom'ic (-drō'mĭk, -drŏm'ĭk) adj.
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syndrome in Science
syndrome
  (sĭn'drōm')   
An abnormal condition or disease that is identified by an established group of signs and symptoms.
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syndrome in Culture
syndrome [(sin-drohm)]

A set of signs and symptoms that appear together and characterize a disease or medical condition. AIDS is an example of a syndrome.

Note: A collection of attitudes or behaviors that go together is often called a syndrome.
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