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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.

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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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