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symptomatic

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adjective symp·tom·at·ic \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of symptomatic

  1. 1a:  being a symptom of a disease <gummas symptomatic of syphilis>b:  having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause <symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage>

  2. 2:  concerned with or affecting symptoms <symptomatic treatment>

  3. 3:  having symptoms <a symptomatic patient>

  4. symp·tom·at·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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