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proband

[′prō‚band]
(genetics)
The clinically affected individual through whom a family is found that can be used to study the genetics of a particular disorder. Also known as propositius.
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7) The ADOS, Autism Diagnostic Interview, and SCQ are established tools used to show that probands meet ICD-10 (54) and DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for autism.
Families in which the proband and at least two siblings are alcohol dependent are used for genetic studies.
The criteria described above for qualifying a proband for the study were used to determine affected status.
Inclusion criteria: (i) Age: Children <18 yr and adults >19 yr; (ii) Confirmed diagnosis of asthma according to GINA (Global Initiative of Asthma) guidelines (17) in adults and IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines18 in children; and (iii) availability of data on the presence of physician diagnosed asthma in all the siblings of the probands, the parents, siblings of parents, and maternal and paternal grandparents.
In addition, the proband in our report manifested Sertoli cell only syndrome.
We found that not only were pain thresholds lower in probands as compared with healthy controls, but we also saw the same pattern in proband relatives as compared with the relatives of the control group," said Dr.
Proband Concentration Urinary Total [micro]g/ml volumina amount ml/24h mg/24h 1 38.
In this case, if a proband had both alcoholism and depression, a relative of the proband would be expected to be at increased risk for depression (compared with the relatives of people without alcoholism or depression) only if he or she also had alcoholism.
By February 2013, 48 Afrikaner families had been investigated and for each of these a proband was chosen for whom an ancestral chart was drawn.
Family members must be assessed for the mutation once the familial proband has been identified.