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predisposing

(prē″dĭs-pōz′ĭng) [″ + disponere, to dispose]
Indicating a tendency to, or susceptibility to, disease.
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The aims of this study were to identify the predisposing factors important for the development of BPME and the possible link between the presence of predisposing factors and demographic and etiologic characteristics with the disease outcome.
Furthermore, severe forms of the infection, such as necrotizing fasciitis and septicemia, are relatively common among healthy persons, although they may cause fewer deaths than they do among persons with predisposing medical conditions.
The prognosis of RCM appears to depend primarily on two factors: early diagnosis and resolution of the predisposing condition.
These reactive oxygen species may impair the endothelium-dependent activation of protein C, thus predisposing a patient to thrombosis.
Proposals might consider mechanistic factors such as 1) regulation of ion transport, cytoskeleton effects, neurotransmitter levels, and enzyme activities following oral exposure; 2) differences between the pharmacokinetics of water, food, and inhalation exposures; 3) variations in bioavailability and metabolism; and 4) other factors that affect human susceptibility, such as genetic factors, diet, age, sex, and predisposing health conditions.
11 ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, Geleijnse and her colleagues report that after they accounted for other predisposing factors, the prevalence and extent of plaque was greatest in those who drank the least black tea.
pseudodiphtheriticum is a commensal bacterium that does not produce toxins and needs predisposing factors to become a pathogen causing pneumonia.
The study will be a genome-wide scan for common predisposing genetic variants that are associated with susceptibility to breast cancer.
The presence of a permanent tracheal stoma in a laryngectomized adult is a predisposing factor for foreign-body aspiration, as are conditions that impair normal protective airway mechanisms.
While no one has yet identified a specific genetic defect that causes prostate cancer, scientists have mapped three locations on chromosomes that probably harbor mutations predisposing a man to the malignancy.