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relative

(rĕl′ə-tĭv)
adj.
Considered in comparison or relation to something else: an animal with a large brain relative to body size; the relative quiet of the suburbs.
n.
a. A person related to another by heredity, adoption, or marriage.
b. A species or other taxon that shares a common ancestor, usually a relatively recent ancestor, with another: The jaguar is a relative of the lion.

rel′a·tive·ness n.

polycythemia

Any ↑ RBC mass. See Relative polycythemia, Secondary polycythemia.
Polycythemia types
Relative RBC mass is above normal but not pathologic. See Relative polycythemia.
Secondary to various physiopathologic mechanisms, usually hypoxia or ↑ erythropoietin secretion
Neoplastic, ie polycythemia vera, see there  . ;.

relative

relates to the condition of one animal when it is considered in connection with another.

relative biological effectiveness (RBE)
see rbe.
relative frequency
the proportion of the total number of observations of a variable which are observations of a particular value.
relative odds
see odds ratio.
relative population index
a measure of a population based on a sampling technique such as line transects which determine the number of animals in a given ecological niche relative to a period of examination, or other parameter.
relative risk
the ratio of the disease incidence rate in animals exposed to an hypothesized cause to the incidence rate in animals not exposed. A measure of association commonly used in epidemiological studies. Called also risk ratio.

Patient discussion about relative

Q. how is dementia and alcoholism related

A. Alcohol can cause dementia through nutritional deficiencies (e.g. B1, or thiamine deficiency, causing Wernicke encephalopathy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernicke's_encephalopathy) and probably also through direct effect on the brain. It can also cause a rare neurological disorder called Marchiafava-Bignami disease that results from damage to the brain tissue in certain areas.

Further more alcohol may cause hepatic damage that can cause alteration in consciousness and dementia.

You can read more here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_effects_of_alcohol#Nervous_system

Q. do you have information or articles on skin eczema that is related to depression, especially in men?

A. If you are looking for professional articles, then here's one to start with:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18624873?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Q. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit? I have a doubt even after updating with the local news. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit?

A. Wisconsin has seen nearly a two percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes and almost a fourteen percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities a year after implementing a .08 law. Since South Dakota put .08 in effect in 2002, alcohol-related crashes have decreased by 2.1 percent from the average of the previous three years.

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References in classic literature ?
It is, therefore, plain that these are to be classed as relative.
conseille de famille = council of relatives, supervised by a judge, that supervised the care of minors in France; cure = priest}
All the papers relative to the enterprise were accordingly submitted to my inspection.
If F-- --K S--FTL--Y will communicate with his distressed and alarmed relatives, Mr.
Two considerations help us to fix a relative date for the "Works".
What can be more curious than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be constructed on the same pattern, and should include the same bones, in the same relative positions?
Well, you know of course that the greater is relative to the less?
But if by virtue is meant (as I almost think it ought) a certain relative quality, which is always busying itself without-doors, and seems as much interested in pursuing the good of others as its own; I cannot so easily agree that this is the surest way to human happiness; because I am afraid we must then include poverty and contempt, with all the mischiefs which backbiting, envy, and ingratitude, can bring on mankind, in our idea of happiness; nay, sometimes perhaps we shall be obliged to wait upon the said happiness to a jail; since many by the above virtue have brought themselves thither.
Possessed of abilities which might have raised him to distinction in almost any career that he could have chosen, he had nevertheless, from his youth upward, been a disgrace to all his relatives.
Mingott was delighted with the engagement, which, being long foreseen by watchful relatives, had been carefully passed upon in family council; and the engagement ring, a large thick sapphire set in invisible claws, met with her unqualified admiration.
Now, however, all was to be changed, and Dorothy was really more delighted to know that her dear relatives were to share in her good fortune and enjoy the delights of the Land of Oz, than she was to possess such luxury for herself.
Dermody, the bailiff, possessed relatives in London, of whom he occasionally spoke, and relatives in Scotland, whom he never mentioned.

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