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   \documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{Warsaw}
\usecolortheme{crane}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{bg=gray!10!white}
\usefonttheme{professionalfonts}
%\setbeamertemplate{headline}{}
%remove navigation 
\beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty
\usepackage{booktabs, textcomp}  % Tables
\usepackage{tabularx,caption}
\usepackage{tikz}      % Diagrams
\usetikzlibrary{calc, shapes, backgrounds}
\usepackage{amsmath, amssymb}
\usepackage{url}       % `\url`s
\usepackage{listings}  % Code listings
\beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty
%----------------------------------------------------------------------
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{trees}
\usepackage{graphics}
\title{Chronic diarrhea: a case based Approach} 
\author{Dr }
\date {\today}
\institute{My Hospital }
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{trees}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\maketitle
\end{frame}
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{frame}{Terminologies/ definitions}
\begin{description}
    \item [Diarrhea] 
    \item [Acute diarrhea]
    \item [persistent diarrhea]
    \item [Chronic diarrhea]
\end{description}
\end{frame}
%---
\begin{frame} {Terminologies/ definitions}
\begin{description}
    \item [Diarrhea] Increase in the fluidity / frequency of stool 
    \item [Acute diarrhea] $\leq$ 2 weeks 
    \item [Persistent diarrhea] 2 to 4 weeks 
    \item [Chronic diarrhea] $\geq $4 weeks 
\end{description}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

Hi This is the mwe of beamer presentation I am preparing. I want the item label for the description to appear first and then in a next slide description should appear. I achieved it crudely by duplicating a slide. But there must be a better way. Kindly help

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  • Have you tried with the \only{} command ? Mar 14, 2016 at 10:27
  • Jerome@ Please elaborate
    – Vaibhav
    Mar 14, 2016 at 10:29
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    try \item [Diarrhea] \only<2>{Increase in the fluidity / frequency of stool} Mar 14, 2016 at 12:37
  • Just try the example given by @samcarter Mar 14, 2016 at 14:46
  • So, what happened?
    – cfr
    Mar 22, 2016 at 3:36

1 Answer 1

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Like @samcarter said, you have to put your definitions as an argument of the only command.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{Warsaw}
\title{Chronic diarrhea: a case based Approach} 
\author{Dr }
\date {\today}
\institute{My Hospital }
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\maketitle
\end{frame}
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{frame} {Terminologies/ definitions}
\begin{description}[Persistent diarrhea]
%% Persistent diarrhea is the longest item. 
%% We add it as an option of the *description* environment 
%%    to have all the items aligned on the right.
    \item [Diarrhea] \only<2>{Increase in the fluidity / frequency of stool }
    \item [Acute diarrhea] \only<2>{$\leq$ 2 weeks }
    \item [Persistent diarrhea] \only<2>{2 to 4 weeks }
    \item [Chronic diarrhea] \only<2>{$\geq $4 weeks }
\end{description}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

You can find documentation on the only command on wikibooks.

By the way, the given example in your original post was not an MWE because a lot of packages are charged and useless here.

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  • Suggestion: add [Persistent diarrhea] as option just after \begin{description}... Mar 22, 2016 at 15:00
  • Sure. If you want the items to be right aligned (which is more beautiful). I'll change my answer taking into account your suggestion. Thank's @PaulGaborit Mar 23, 2016 at 7:02

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