Without noticeable symptoms. Diabetes is an asymptomatic disease. For this reason persons with diabetes should not assume their condition is entirely stable simply be cause they feel well. !-- google_ad_client = "pub-0020002241248670"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; google_ad_format = "336x280_as"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "FF9900"; google_color_url = "000000"; google_color_text = "000000";
When there is no visible or noticeable changes in the body; i.e., an HIV-positive person does not show any signs of "AIDS symptoms." Thus, asymptomatic carriers are a threat to their unsuspecting sexual partners.
To be without noticeable symptoms of disease (literally “not symptomatic” or no symptoms of the disease). Many cancers can develop and grow without producing symptoms, especially in the early stages. Screening tests, such as mammography, try to discover developing cancers at the asymptomatic stage, when the chances for cure are usually highest. ( See also screening).
In medicine, a disease is asymptomatic while the patient does not experience symptoms. Asymptomatic diseases may not be discovered until the patient undergoes medical tests (X-rays or other investigations).