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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prodrome an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prodrome A forerunner; a precursor.
    • Prodrome (Med) A premonitory symptom; a symptom or sensation experienced by a person which presages the onset of a disease or abnormal physiological event; as, the prodrome of an epileptic seizure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prodrome A forerunner.
    • n prodrome Any prodromal symptom.
    • n prodrome A precursory or preliminary treatise; a prodromus (which see).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. running before; before + to run: cf. F. prodrome,


In literature:

Prideaux (Life of Mahomet, p. 80-90) and Maracci (Prodrom.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
OSTEN SACKEN, C. R. 1875-78, Prodrome of a Monograph of North American Tabanidae.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Huysmans was clairvoyant when, nearly a half-century ago, he spoke of Cezanne's work as containing the prodromes of a new art.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
In the second and much rarer form of hemorrhagic variola there are the usual unfavorable portents of intense prodromic symptoms.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Most of the cases during the prodromal stage are sullen, morose or suspicious, and indifferent to their friends and surroundings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

Over the past 15 years, interest in people presenting with potentially prodromal symptoms of psychosis has increased.
Epidemiology and Prodromal Symptoms.
She had had three or four episodes, with no infective prodrome.