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race

 [rās]
a class or breed of animals; a group of individuals having certain characteristics in common, owing to a common inheritance.

race

(rās)
n.
1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the Celtic race.
3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
4. Humans considered as a group.
5. Biology
a. A usually geographically isolated population of organisms that differs from other populations of the same species in certain heritable traits: an island race of birds.
b. A breed or strain, as of domestic animals.
6. A distinguishing or characteristic quality, such as the flavor of a wine.
adj.
Of or relating to race; racial: race relations; race quotas.

race

Etymology: It, razza
1 a vague unscientific term for a group of genetically related people who share certain physical characteristics.
2 a distinct ethnic group characterized by traits that are transmitted through their offspring.
Social medicine Ethnic origin A subdivision of species which, while capable of genetic recombination, may nonetheless be divided based on biochemical, haematologic, immunologic, morphologic, or serologic differences
Sports medicine An athletic competition in which the speed of completion determines the victor
Vox populi Loosely, any competition

race

Social medicine Ethnic origin A subdivision of species which, while capable of genetic recombination, may nonetheless be divided in part based on biochemical, hematologic, immunologic, morphologic, serologic differences. See Equal opportunity Sports medicineAn athletic competition in which the fastest person wins.

race

a population that can be distinguished from other populations of the same species by several genetical characteristics such as frequency of particular genes or chromosomal arrangements. For example, in humans, different races have been found to have quite different frequencies of alleles for the ABO BLOOD GROUP locus. see FOUNDER EFFECT.

race

1. a class or breed of animals subordinate to species, i.e. a subspecies; a group of animals having certain characteristics in common, because of a common inheritance.
2. a fenced lane just one animal wide leading to a dipping tank, spray dip, branding chute, drafting gate, etc.
3. see stripe.

Patient discussion about race

Q. what causes the heart to race so fst it feels like it going to come right out your chest?

A. Too much caffeine or alcohol or food can sometimes cause your heart to race in an erratic way. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080111201910.htm Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't function properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Arrhythmias are common and usually harmless. Most people have occasional, irregular heartbeats that may feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heart. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-arrhythmias/DS00290 Hope this helps.

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46) Observing how different cultures were able to make civilization from wilderness land, historically and in the present, revealed their innate racial characteristics.
Racial characteristics are characteristics like any others used in rational inference, and no special status should be accorded to them.
We then divided census tracts into quartiles defined by each of the socioeconomic and racial characteristics.
One purpose of this study was to assess how the racial characteristics of agencies' client populations affected the organizational consequences of welfare reform.
The human development across the life span model will enable biracial Americans, such as "Tiger" Woods, to effectively confront the pathologizing influences of the past and approaches emphasizing racial characteristics to the exclusion of others.
Put otherwise, in Linnaeus's scheme man as his own distinct entity, within the animal kingdom, is classified according to certain human racial characteristics, but in Buffon's scheme man's position within the animal hierarchy is dependent upon how near or far he is situated to the lower animals.
A female teacher argues earnestly with a colleague over the racial characteristics of the Jewish race: "The Southern Jews are an Asia Minor western Negroid mixture with the Oriental predominating.
After long reflection, I've come to believe that the single defining, linked sequence of stories that all Americans, north, south, and meso-, share, regardless of our racial characteristics or ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the one narrative that we all participate in, is that of the African Diaspora.
This ranking is usually based on ethnic and racial characteristics (Waldinger, 1996:3).
improvements in water quality), they find neither population nor racial characteristics to be very strongly related to outcomes, but still they suggest that the finding about racial characteristics and water quality raises rather serious questions about environmental justice.
The individual could overcome the ruthless mechanism of natural selection by elevating physical strength and courage, and by cultivating the finer racial characteristics signified by beauty, so that racially appropriate marriages could become the rule.
Ann Davis asked whether Hoxby's finding that families tend to move into districts with good schools can be clearly separated from the tendency of families to choose to live in neighborhoods where other families have similar social, financial, and racial characteristics.