Prodrome meaning

prō'drōm'
An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.
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A warning symptom indicating the onset of a disease.
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An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.
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(rare) A precursor or harbinger; also a warning event.
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An introductory or preliminary book or treatise. (See also prodromus)
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(medicine) An early symptom warning of the onset of a disease.
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(obsolete) Prodromous.
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Origin of prodrome

  • French from Latin prodromus precursor from Greek prodromos precursor pro- forward pro–2 dromos running
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Probably by analogy with syndrome (pro- +"Ž -drome), but consistent with Ancient Greek προδρομή (prodromÄ“, “running forward, sally, skirmish")
    From Wiktionary