ETYM French symptôme, Greek, anything that has befallen one, a chance, causality, symptom, from sympiptein to fall together; syn with + piptein to fall; akin to Skr. pat to fly, to fall. Related to Syn-, Asymptote, Feather.
Any change or manifestation in the body suggestive of disease as perceived by the sufferer. Symptoms are subjective phenomena. In strict usage, symptoms are events or changes reported by the patient; signs are noted by the doctor during the patient’s examination.
1. Anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence.
2. (Medical) Any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease.
Znak, obeležje; med. predznak, znak po kome se poznaje neka bolest; fig. znak, nagoveštaj, preteča. (grč.)