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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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