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pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz'),
To render susceptible.

pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz')
To render susceptible.

pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz')
To render susceptible.
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PREDISPOSED TO EPILEPSY: The Court of Appeal was told Kyle Fisher had a 'highly unusual brain' which predisposed him to epilepsy
Chang hopes to alert psychiatrists to the possibility that youngsters predisposed to bipolar disorder will respond poorly to standard medications for other mood and behavior disorders and that there are alternative treatment options.
These tests can tell us if individuals are predisposed to a disease, allowing earlier intervention by health care providers.
Because the Government did not dispute that it induced the defendant to order the pornography, the sole issue before the Court in Jacobson was whether the Government had proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was predisposed to order the illegal pornography before the Government intervened.
This module discusses the relationship between the three core personality characteristics that predispose a person to chemical dependence and the types of life situations that "trigger" predisposed people to chemical use as a maladaptive coping mechanism, and also examines eligibility determination, service planning, and service provision.
The results of a study published in the April issue of Stem Cells and Development suggest that human stem cells derived from bone marrow are predisposed to develop into a variety of nerve cell types, supporting the promise of developing stem cell-based therapies to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
We have shown that it is possible to be genetically predisposed to being lazy," Booth said.
University and his colleagues worked with mice that were genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's-like symptoms, including buildups in the brain of a protein called beta-amyloid.
The author postulates that the hyperhomocysteinemia predisposed this patient to clot formation in the left internal jugular vein and this in turn led to the development of the Meniere's symptoms.
In yet another sign that drug-resistant HIV may be spreading, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in a study of HIV-positive people who have never taken antiretroviral drugs, more than 3% were infected with a new strain predisposed to resisting AZT, a staple of the modern AIDS drug cocktails.
Perhaps people who are predisposed to PD are also predisposed to avoid high-risk or pleasurable behaviors, such as smoking.