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aggregation

See accretion.

aggregation

the process of combining diverse political interests to form a more or less coherent set of policies which can form a political programme. In representative democracies, according to Almond (1953), this function is especially undertaken by POLITICAL PARTIES, whereas the related function of interest articulation is carried out particularly by interest groups and PRESSURE GROUPS.

aggregation

[‚ag·rə′gā·shən]
(biology)
A grouping or clustering of separate organisms.
(chemistry)
A process that results in the formation of aggregates.
(fluid mechanics)

aggregation

(programming)
A composition technique for building a new object from one or more existing objects that support some or all of the new object's required interfaces.
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Familial aggregation of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases in 1,177 lupus patients from the GLADEL cohort.
The objective of this study is therefore to determine the existence of familial aggregation of CKD among individuals with hypertension and/ or type 2 diabetes in the municipalities of Sorocaba and Votorantim in the State of Sao Paulo, which have a combined population of 800,000 inhabitants.
The findings of this study confirm familial aggregation of diabetes among the Omani population.
Though obesity shows a familial aggregation, central obesity typified by high waist to hip ratio (WHR) is found to be a risk factor for diabetes.
Familial aggregation and genetic epidemiology of blood pressure.
Among the topics are the global burden of breast cancer, breast cancer biology and clinical characteristics, in situ breast cancer, endogenous and exogenous hormones, reproductive factors, physical activity and anthropometric factors, diet and nutrition, environmental and occupational exposures, shift work and circadian disruption, non-hormonal medications and chronic diseases, male breast cancer, familial aggregation and high-risk genes, common genetic suspectibility loci, mammographic density as a potential surrogate marker for breast cancer, screening, principles of therapy, and outcomes.
We used a family case-control study design to assess the familial aggregation of cholera among participants in the Matlab HDSS.
In some populations with founder effects, BRCA1/2 mutations are far more frequent and account for a greater proportion of familial aggregation and breast cancer overall.
First, it is now clear that pancreatic cancer aggregates in some families, and some of the genes responsible for the familial aggregation of pancreatic cancer have been discovered.
Both genetic inheritance and sharing of common environment in the same family explain the increased risk of PD of relatives of PD cases compared with relatives of controls in familial aggregation studies.

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