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ˈproʊ droʊmpro·drome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodrome, prodromanoun

    an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur


  1. Prodromenoun

    (Med.) A premonitory symptom; a symptom or sensation experienced by a person which presages the onset of a disease or abnormal physiological event; as, the prodrome of an epileptic seizure.


  1. prodromenoun

    an early symptom warning of the onset of a disease

  2. Etymology: Probably by analogy with syndrome (), but consistent with προδρομή


  1. prodrome

    A prodrome is an early sign or symptom that indicates the onset of a disease or illness before more specific and severe symptoms occur. It can also refer to the initial stage of a condition, usually preceding the main manifestations of the disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodromenoun

    a forerunner; a precursor

  2. Etymology: [Gr. running before; before + to run: cf. F. prodrome.]


  1. Prodrome

    In medicine, a prodrome is an early symptom that might indicate the start of a disease before specific symptoms occur. It is derived from the Greek word prodromos or precursor. Prodromes may be non-specific symptoms or, in a few instances, may clearly indicate a particular disease, such as the prodromal migraine aura. For example fever, malaise, headache and lack of appetite frequently occur in the prodrome of many infective disorders. A prodrome can be the precursor to the onset of a chronic neurological disorder such as migraine or epilepsy, where prodrome symptoms include euphoria, scotoma, disorientation, aphasia, or photosensitivity. It also refers to the initial in vivo round of viral replication. Prodromal labour, mistakenly called "false labour," refers to the early signs before labour starts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodrome in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodrome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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