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1. Pertaining to or of the nature of a symptom.

2. Indicative (of a particular disease or disorder).

3. Exhibiting the symptoms of a particular disease but having a different cause.

4. Directed at the allying of symptoms, as symptomatic treatment.

Origin: Gr. Symptomatikos

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... is relative to environmental conditions. It seems you believe either that most heterozygotes have significant symptoms or that a small number of symptomatic individuals makes the heterozygote advantage irrelevant. As far as I can tell, the former is simply not the case. As for the latter, I don't ...

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by Luxorien
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Need Help With Some Sample Test Question

... considered "bad" in certain regions of the world where in others, it is beneficial, i.e. Malaria. 2. Just because the person becomes symptomatic at the age of 35 and subsequently succumbs to the disease does not mean the person has not reproduced, therefore, it has no bearing on Natural ...

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by HelpPleaseThankYou
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Need Help With Some Sample Test Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Possible Cure for Cancer

... around the body. Diagnosing it before it does that is critical to whether or not you can survive cancer long term. By and large, cancer is not symptomatic until it is beyond early stage, and very often has already started to metastasise. Even when the primary (original) tumour has been cut ...

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by Julie5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10418

Opinions wanted for an anti-cancer thesis please!

... The best way to reduce cancer mortality is to diagnose it as early as possible, which is a huge huge challenge, as early stage tumours are seldom symptomatic. Screening techniques are extremely limited at the moment (we only screen for breast, cervical and bowel - and image-based screening for ...

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by Julie5
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Opinions wanted for an anti-cancer thesis please!
Replies: 1
Views: 2978

tumor metastasis

... the best therapeutic drugs are for it....) Grimly, far, far too many patients get their diagnosis courtesy of their secondary tumours becoming symptomatic. Metastatic cancer is generally incurable, but therapies are increasingly being used as 'maintenence therapies' to stop the cancer becoming ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tumor metastasis
Replies: 1
Views: 6157
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