An early symptom or set of symptoms that may indicate a warning of an impending physical or mental disorder. The prodrome may enable preventive measures before the onset of the disorder. An example might be breathlessness and fatigue prior to a myocardial infarction.

PRODROME: "A prodome of a myocardial infarction is fatigue, shortness of breath and chest discomfort."
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