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Predisposing causes


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Predisposing causes (Med) causes which render the body liable to disease; predisponent causes.
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In literature:

Old age is a predisposing cause.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
What strikes me is a parallel in the predisposing causes of each attack.
"The Room in the Dragon Volant" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
Apart from the predisposition conferred by conformation, must be remembered the simpler predisposing causes leading to brittleness of the hoof.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
No doubt the shock and worry caused by this got me into a low state and predisposed me to my illness.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
There are many predisposing and precipitating causes.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Want of exercise predisposes an animal to it and it is caused by woody or indigestible food.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
They were among the predisposing causes of Wertherism.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
But the predisposing causes for the assertion of independence were nearer home.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
The adenoids should be regarded as a predisposing factor rather than a direct cause.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
It is universally conceded that shoeing, either as a direct or predisposing cause, is most prolific in producing corns.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Ill-health from any cause predisposes to a relapse, and also adds to the gravity of the case.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It also predisposes to the greater action of other causes.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
It must not be forgotten that these two factors are the most prominent predisposing causes of tuberculosis.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Predisposing causes are found in disease, dissipation, or defective nurture.
"Household Administration" by Various
What strikes me is a parallel in the predisposing causes of each attack.
"In a Glass Darkly, v. 2/3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Predisposing causes may be injuries during delivery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
Another agrees that the predisposing cause of diseases is eye strain, but the first fellow is irrational in his treatment.
"Quacks and Grafters" by Unknown
On the other hand, much importance has been attached by writers to idiosyncrasy as a predisposing cause of typhoid fever.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Nothing can be done, at the last hour, to prevent abortion; but, from the first, every predisposing cause should be removed.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
In cases of this nature one might naturally expect drink to be a considerable predisposing cause.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various

In news:

Some people may be genetically predisposed to obesity-causing effects of sugary drinks.
Pinkeye is caused by a bacteria and/or virus, along with a combination of predisposing factors.
ATLANTA — People that are genetically predisposed to developing a condition that causes high blood cholesterol levels may be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Like many autoimmune diseases, the cause of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) is unknown, but it is thought that environmental factors trigger the disease in genetically predisposed people.