Adjective "prognostic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or serving to predict the likely course of a medical condition.
  1. 'It is probable that studies showing a strong (often statistically significant) prognostic ability are more likely to be published.'
  2. 'Ectopic beats during the test, however, had no prognostic importance.'
  3. 'The selection of systemic adjuvant therapy is based on prognostic and predictive factors.'
  4. 'We found missed myocardial damage of prognostic importance in 6% of patients sent home from the emergency department.'
  5. 'Both patients and physicians are most interested in disease indicators that will best predict therapeutic responses and prognostic outcomes.'
  6. 'The book describes each tumor in a comprehensive approach: morphologic description, differential diagnosis, clinical aspects, and prognostic markers.'
  7. 'Future developments are likely to modify the clinical manifestations, treatments, and prognostic factors of critical illness in patients with HIV infection.'
  8. 'In earlier studies of the prognostic importance of ECG changes, sample sizes were small and the results were equivocal.'
  9. 'The number of lymph nodes with metastases also has prognostic importance.'
  10. 'Important negative prognostic factors in both conditions include patients older than 65 years, hypotension, and coma.'


An advance indication of a future event; an omen.


    1. of or relating to prognosis.

    2. predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols. noun

    3. a forecast or prediction.

    4. an omen or portent; sign.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "factors can be prognostic."

    "indicators can be prognostic."

    "values can be prognostic."

    "informations can be prognostic."

    "importances can be prognostic."

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    Late Middle English: from Latin prognosticus from Greek prognōstikos, from prognōsis (see prognosis).