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Relating to etiology.


, etiological (ē'tē-ŏ-loj'ik, -ăl)
Relating to etiology.
Synonym(s): aetiologic, aetiological.


(ēt″ē-ol′ŏ-jē) [Gr. aitia, cause, + logos, word, reason]
1. The study of the causes of disease.
2. The cause of a disease.
etiologicetiological (ēt″ē-ŏ-loj′ik) (ēt″ē-ŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl), adjective
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Sampling of cases and controls is critical in etiologic case-control studies, where a distinction can be biased between population-based and non-population-based studies.
The second step is to prove the illness has been caused by the etiologic agent under consideration.
Preinjury employment histories were different between etiologic groups.
Etiologic agents identified by the Luminex Respiratory Virus Panel * from samples submitted by regional health units during outbreaks, Canada ([dagger]) 2009 spring 2009 spring outbreaks GTA, outbreaks, ([double dagger]) Etiologic agent Ontario, no.
It suggested an etiologic role for the "chaotic" family environment in which many borderline patients live, and the noted that they "describe their parents as less caring," she said.
In some hospitals, less than 30 percent of pneumonia patients have an etiologic agent identified prior to discharge.
In 1983, as head of the Viral Oncology Unit at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, he and his colleagues discovered the human retrovirus, which later became known as HIV-1, the etiologic agent of AIDS.
pseudomallei is the etiologic agent of melioidosis in humans and animals.
In this article we hypothesize that environmental exposures in early life may be of particular etiologic importance and review evidence for the early environmental origins of neurodegeneration.
It has been reported that the etiologic agent is never identified in 50% of cases.
The two most common etiologic factors in their stenosis were (1) a long period of intubation and (2) an unsuccessful surgical intervention for treatment of post-thyroidectomy bilateral vocal fold paralysis.
The results are more consistent with nonassociative models of phobia acquisition than with traditional etiologic theories involving conditioning or social transmission," they said.