What does syndrome mean?

Definitions for syndrome
ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəmsyn·drome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syndromenoun

    a complex of concurrent things

    "every word has a syndrome of meanings"

  2. syndromenoun

    a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

GCIDE

  1. Syndromenoun

    generally, a pattern of characteristics or behaviors occurring together, that are sufficiently common and distinctive to indicate that they are due to a known cause.

Wiktionary

  1. syndromenoun

    A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Syndromenoun

    Concurrent action; concurrence.

    Etymology: συνδϱομὴ.

    All things being linked together by an uninterrupted chain of causes, every single motion owns a dependance on such a syndrome of prerequired motors. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syndromenoun

    concurrence

  2. Syndromenoun

    a group of symptoms occurring together that are characteristic and indicative of some underlying cause, such as a disease

  3. Etymology: [NL., from Gr. ; sy`n with + a course, a running.]

Freebase

  1. Syndrome

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syndrome

    sin′drō-mē, n. concurrence. [Gr., syn, together, dramein, to run.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Syndrome

    A symptom complex of unknown etiology, that is characteristic of a particular abnormality.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'syndrome' in Nouns Frequency: #2542

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndrome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndrome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of syndrome in a Sentence

  1. John Horowitz:

    It's well-known that patients quite frequently get Takotsubo syndrome at times of extreme stress or during natural disasters, but there are problems with the way the study was designed. I don't believe all of these cases are Takotsubo. It's as simple as that.

  2. Ravi Shah:

    Depression is not a single day phenomenon, depression is a clinical syndrome that has to be at least two weeks, most of the day, most days over time.

  3. Courtney Baker:

    From that first visit, we dreaded our appointments. The most difficult time in my life was made nearly unbearable because you never told me the truth. My child was perfect, i’m not angry. I’m not bitter. I’m just really sad. I’m sad the tiny beating hearts you see every day don’t fill you with a perpetual awe. I’m sad the intricate details and the miracle of those sweet little fingers and toes, lungs and eyes and ears don’t always give you pause. I’m said you were so wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life. And I’m heartbroken you might have said that to a mommy even today. But I’m mostly sad you’ll never have the privilege of knowing my daughter, Emersyn.

  4. Samuel Dominguez:

    This is a relatively uncommon syndrome. So I think that should be reassuring to people, this is likely a rare complication from a common virus.

  5. The Nashville patient:

    My doctors, nurses and techs have been incredible, they’ve taken a scary and mysterious syndrome and made sense of it quickly while keeping me informed and calm.

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