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predisposing

(prē″dĭs-pōz′ĭng) [″ + disponere, to dispose]
Indicating a tendency to, or susceptibility to, disease.
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fish fin, shrimp spine, or crab leg) was significantly more common among previously healthy patients than among patients with predisposing illnesses (70% vs.
The prognosis of RCM appears to depend primarily on two factors: early diagnosis and resolution of the predisposing condition.
No genetic or environmental predisposing factors are acknowledged in these cases.
These alterations of her hormonal status might have been a predisposing factor for her infection; it has been suggested that such alterations play a role in isolated sphenoid sinus aspergillosis, which is predominantly seen in elderly women.
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.
Many of these variations are being examined in terms of their role as predisposing factors for disease, as well as their influence on drug response.