|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|
|[C16: via New Latin from Greek sundromē, literally: a running together, from |
syndrome syn·drome (sĭn'drōm')
A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, a psychological disorder, or another abnormal condition.
|syndrome (sĭn'drōm') Pronunciation Key
An abnormal condition or disease that is identified by an established group of signs and symptoms.
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.