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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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Indeed, the Hamite-Africans were claimed to have a "white morphology" that originated from Caucasoids.
328) See DAVIS, supra note 160, at 19 (recording the opinion of an anthropologist that of the three major races, caucasoid, mongoloid and Negroid, "negroids [have] the most tightly curled" hair and the "broadest" noses).
Thus, Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern (1983) showed that Africa had an impressive scientific tradition in certain centers and historical periods with a particular focus on African American inventions, especially in the fields of telecommunications, space, and nuclear science; African Presence in Early Europe (1985) places into perspective the role of the African in world civilization, in particular the little-known contributions to the advancement of Europe with a major essay on the evolution of the Caucasoid discusses scientific discoveries of the African origins of humankind and the shift towards albinism (dropping of pigmentation) by the Grimaldi African during an ice age in Europe.
It has been shown that mbl-2 gene variants increased the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in both Chinese and Caucasoid populations (80,81).
Because bilirubin UGT1A1 is the only enzyme with substantial bilirubin glucuronidating activity in humans (8), the presence of this extra TA in both alleles can explain the impaired conjugation of bilirubin found in Caucasoid GS patients (6).
Prehistoric Caucasoid corpses of the Tarim Basin, Journal of Indo-European Studies 23(3/4): 281-307.
It appears that the factor V Leiden mutation is only found in caucasoid subpopulations (prevalence of heterozygotes in the populations varies from 2% to 13%), and is extremely rare among Africans, Southeast Asians, Chinese, Japanese, Amerindians, and Greenland Inuit.
The morphometry and pathological anatomy of the lumbar spine in South African negroes and caucasoids with specific reference to spinal stenosis.