symptom noun

ADJ. characteristic, classic, common, typical | minor, secondary | chronic | acute | intermittent, recurrent | dangerous, distressing, potentially fatal, serious, severe, unpleasant | mild | visual, visible These virus infections display obvious visual symptoms. | behavioural, mental, neurotic, physical, physiological, psychiatric, psychological, psychosomatic, schizophrenic the physical symptoms that are the result of stress | abdominal, respiratory, urinary | allergic, asthmatic, flu, flu-like, menopausal, stress, withdrawal

VERB + SYMPTOM display, exhibit, experience, have, present with (medical), report, show, suffer (from) She had all the classic symptoms of the disorder. The patient was admitted presenting with flu-like symptoms. | develop, get Not all carriers of the disease develop symptoms. | bring about, cause, produce | aggravate, exacerbate Cigarettes can aggravate the symptoms of a cold. | ignore He had been ignoring the symptoms for years. | detect, diagnose, identify, interpret, recognize teaching nursing staff how to identify and treat the symptoms of poisoning | control, reduce, relieve, suppress, treat

SYMPTOM + VERB appear, arise, develop, occur | persist, recur If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. | worsen | disappear

PHRASES the onset of symptoms 40 per cent of patients were treated within three hours of the onset of symptoms. | symptom free after two symptom free years