symptomatology
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GC: n

S: NATURE – http://www.nature.com/news/infectious-disease-tough-choices-to-reduce-ebola-transmission-1.16298 (last access: 21 November 2014); DORLAND p. 1817.

N: 1. From medical Latin symptomatologia, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom) + -logia (see -logy). Related: Symptomatological.
2. Two meanings:

  • The branch of medicine that deals with symptoms; the systematic discussion of symptoms.
  • The combined symptoms of a disease.

3. The science of the symptoms of disease, their production, and the indications they furnish.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=symptomatology&allowed_in_frame=0 (last access: 18 November 2014)
2. DORLAND p. 1817. 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 18 November 2014) .

SYN: semeiology (depending on context)

S: DORLAND p. 1689.

CR: sign, syndrome, symptom.