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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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References in classic literature ?
There were possibly a few track men out there who knew the race horse as well as Edna, but there was certainly none who knew it better.
He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire.
These ancient Martians had been a highly cultivated and literary race, but during the vicissitudes of those trying centuries of readjustment to new conditions, not only did their advancement and production cease entirely, but practically all their archives, records, and literature were lost.
But I had guessed that, whatever the motive which had forced him to seek independence under the sea, it had left him still a man, that his heart still beat for the sufferings of humanity, and that his immense charity was for oppressed races as well as individuals.
Yet the next day there was nothing of this in the papers except a little note in the DAILY TELEGRAPH, and the world went in ignorance of one of the gravest dangers that ever threatened the human race.
See," said Arthur, "the old women are ready to set out on their race now.
And it would be very interesting, coming into contact with the races below us.
She was the perfect type of that remarkably beautiful race whose outward appearance is identical with the more god-like races of Earth men, except that this higher race of Martians is of a light reddish copper colour.
When the memory of the first races felt itself overloaded, when the mass of reminiscences of the human race became so heavy and so confused that speech naked and flying, ran the risk of losing them on the way, men transcribed them on the soil in a manner which was at once the most visible, most durable, and most natural.
But to teach the Negro to do skilful work, as men of all the races that have risen have worked,--responsible work, which IS education and character; and most of all when Negroes so teach Negroes to do this that they will teach others with a missionary zeal that puts all ordinary philanthropic efforts to shame,--this is to change the whole economic basis of life and the whole character of a people.
There was a beautiful canopy for Ozma and her guests to sit under and watch the people run races and jump and wrestle.
They look upon us as we look upon the beasts of our fields, and I learn from their written records that other races of Mahars feed upon men--they keep them in great droves, as we keep cattle.