• IPA: /ˈsɪm(p)təm/

symptom (plural symptoms)

  1. (medicine) A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.
  2. (figuratively) A signal; anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.
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  • Treatment of symptoms versus treatment of cause
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