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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Syndrome \Syn"dro*me\, n. [NL., from Gr. ?; sy`n with + ? a course, a running.]
(Med.) A group of symptoms occurring together that are characteristic and indicative of some underlying cause, such as a disease.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"a number of symptoms occurring together," 1540s, from medical Latin, from Greek syndrome "concurrence of symptoms, concourse of people," from syndromos "place where several roads meet," literally "a running together," from syn- "with" (see syn-) + dromos "a running, course" (see dromedary). Psychological sense is from 1955.
n. (context pathology English) A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
n. a complex of concurrent things; "every word has a syndrome of meanings"
a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
A syndrome is a set of medical signs and symptoms that are correlated with each other and, often, with a specific disease. The word derives from the Greek σύνδρομον, meaning "concurrence". In some instances a syndrome is so closely correlated with a pathogenesis or etiology that the words syndrome, disease, and disorder end up being used interchangeably for them. This is especially true of inherited syndromes. For example, Down syndrome, Wolf–Hirschhorn syndrome, and Andersen syndrome are disorders with known pathogeneses, so each is more than just a set of signs and symptoms, despite the syndrome nomenclature. In other instances, a syndrome is not specific to only one disease. For example, toxic shock syndrome can be caused by various toxins; premotor syndrome can be caused by various brain lesions; and premenstrual syndrome is not a disease but simply a set of symptoms.
If an underlying genetic cause is suspected but not known, a condition may be referred to as a genetic association (often just "association" in context). By definition, an association indicates that the collection of signs and symptoms occurs in combination more frequently than would be likely by chance alone.
Syndromes are often named after the physician or group of physicians that discovered them or initially described the full clinical picture. Such eponymous syndrome names are examples of medical eponyms. Recently, there has been a shift towards naming conditions descriptively (by symptoms or underlying cause) rather than eponymously, but the eponymous syndrome names often persist in common usage.
Syndrome may refer to:
- Syndrome in medicine
- Syndrome decoding, in coding theory
- Syndrome (The Incredibles), a fictional character
- Syndrome (video game series)
- Syndrome (TV series), is a 2012 JTBC television series starring Han Hye-jin, Song Chang-ui and Park Geun-young
Syndrome is a 2012 South Korean medical drama series, starring Han Hye-jin, Song Chang-eui and Park Gun-hyung. It is set in the world of neurosurgery where a medical student finds herself in a love triangle with two fellow doctors. The television series aired on JTBC from February 13 to April 17, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.
Usage examples of "syndrome".
Syndrome a couple of weeks ago, and I contacted Dr Menton here immediately.
That hatred syndrome brought in by the pandemic plague of the epochs, was creeping south and north and every which way.
There was much muscle wastage, there was fluid in the lungs, her pericardial sac was enlarged, and she was suffering from Dry Lung Syndrome, presumably caused by the low-pressure recirculated air of your spacecraft.
Untreated chronic disorders such as anemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, untreated thyroid conditions, seasonal affective disorder, menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms, or immune-deficiency problems can make a person too exhausted to conjure up a creative new life.
Boyd, what with the leech syndrome and everything, she did know that Prissy could get stuck that way for a very long time.
Through the production of a variety of toxins and enzymes, staph caused boils, abscesses, conjunctivitis, and a condition known as scalded skin syndrome in which the skin came away in sheets.
Under the thick layer of game-theory was another level, a submarginal syndrome of hate and desire and terrible fear: jealousy of Benteley, a ceaseless terror of death, involved schemes and plans, a complicated gestalt of need and goal-oriented drive actualized in an overpowering sledge-hammer of ambition.
If she would shed the superwoman syndrome, the whole family would get along better.
Gilles de la Tourette, a pupil of Charcot, described the astonishing syndrome which now bears his name.
Leon Turpin had ruled the great industrial syndrome which comprised the enterprise Terran Development.
In those days he saw mostly kids with adrenogenital syndrome, the most common form of female hermaphroditism.
In worst cases, that can lead to organ failure, but it can also lead to other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The work and worry syndrome, which never satisfies the insatiable demand for more and more things, fritters our God-given lives away on the nothingness of worldly status.
The other things that go along with the syndrome are hypersexuality and pathological intoxication.
With AIDS, you get HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus-and then maybe a few years later, it blossoms into full-blown Advanced Immune Deficiency Syndrome, putting the sufferer at risk for contracting fatal cancers or flus.