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aetiology

, etiology
1. the study of the causes of diseases
2. the cause of a disease
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aetiology

see ETIOLOGY.
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We also assessed probable etiologic associations of the disease (Table 4).
The aim of investigating a child with mental retardation or developmental delay is to reach etiologic diagnosis.
There is also a difference in the distribution of etiologic factors associated with atrial fibrillation in rural and urban areas.
"There has been an ongoing debate in the field as to whether the association between depression and dementia reflects an etiologic relationship or whether depression is a prodromal symptom of dementia.
Conclusions: Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chalmydia pneumoniae are significant etiologic agents for community-acquired pneumonia occurring in Karachi.
Dr Reichenberg said, "These potentially shared etiologic risk factors could be genetic, or could also represent environmental factors.
This study was conducted to determine the etiologic yield for GDD in children attending a tertiary care hospital in this part of the world.
However, recognition of an etiologic agent is not a necessary condition for prevention (Goodman et al.
Neurobiological investigations have paralleled etiologic studies of OCD and have demonstrated both similarities and differences between these two disorders.
of Wisconsin) develops an etiologic classification system for childhood speech sound disorders of currently unknown origin.
The draft guidance document sets forth critical characteristics for an animal model that should be addressed when efficacy of the product is under development, including categorically: characteristics of the chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear ("CBRN") agent that influence the disease or condition; host susceptibility and response to the etiologic agent; the natural history of the disease; the trigger for intervention; characterization of the medical intervention; and overall study design considerations.
Inflammation is recognized as a major etiologic determinant of multiple disease states including myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, and individuals with elevated levels of the inflammatory biomarker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) are at increased risk of mortality and morbidity from these conditions.