etiology etiology  /ˌi ti ˈɑ lə dʒi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the cause of a disease
  2. (n) the philosophical study of causation

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  1. The etiology of SIDS is still largely a mystery.
  2. The etiology of MS is complicated and appears to involve many genes, so the next challenge will be to figure out precisely what role these two new genetic variants play.
  3. As the outbreak continues to spread, researchers scramble to figure out the etiology of the novel swine flu and why it's worse in Mexico.

News

  1. Low diastolic blood pressure may be associated with brain atrophy

    "Studies have shown that both high and low blood pressure (BP) may play a role in the etiology of brain atrophy. High BP in midlife has been associated with more brain atrophy later in life, whereas studies in older populations have shown a relation between low BP and more brain atrophy. Yet, prospective evidence is limited, and the relation remains unclear in patients with manifest arterial ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Research and Markets: MediPoint: Peripheral Vascular Stents for the Lower Extremity - South America Analysis and ...

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w8xttw/medipoint) has announced the addition of the "MediPoint: Peripheral Vascular Stents for the Lower Extremity - South America Analysis and Market Forecasts" report to their offering. Scope - An overview of PAD, which includes epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Business Wire

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