Definitions for Syndromeˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
syn•dromeˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm(n.)
a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.
Category: Pathology, Psychiatry
a predictable, characteristic condition or pattern of behavior that tends to occur under certain circumstances:
the empty nest syndrome.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Psychiatry
Origin of syndrome:
1535–45; < NL < Gk syndromḗ concurrence, combination =syn-syn - +-dromē running
a complex of concurrent things
"every word has a syndrome of meanings"
a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
syndrome(noun)ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm
a set of medical problems or behaviors associated with a physical or mental condition
the warning signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
a group of symptoms occurring together that are characteristic and indicative of some underlying cause, such as a disease
In medicine and psychology, a syndrome is the association of several clinically recognizable features, signs, symptoms, phenomena or characteristics that often occur together, so that the presence of one or more features alerts the healthcare provider to the possible presence of the others. In recent decades, the term has been used outside medicine to refer to a combination of phenomena seen in association. Some syndromes, such as Down syndrome, have only one cause; others, such as Parkinsonian syndrome, have multiple possible causes. In other cases, the cause of the syndrome is unknown. The term syndrome derives from the Greek συνδρομή and means "concurrence of symptoms, concourse", from σύν, "along with, together" + δρόμος, amongst others "course". A familiar syndrome name often continues to be used even after an underlying cause has been found, or when there are a number of different primary causes that all give rise to the same combination of symptoms and signs. Many syndromes are named after the physicians credited with first reporting the association; these are "eponymous" syndromes. Otherwise, disease features or presumed causes, as well as references to geography, history or poetry, can lend their names to syndromes.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A symptom complex of unknown etiology, that is characteristic of a particular abnormality.
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