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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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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The BHA confirmed no formal request had been received from Arena Racing to change the race conditions. A spokesman said: "While we have sympathy with Mr Jakes - and for Spare Parts who has been a star of the allweather season - the BHA racing department was not formally notified of an intention to alter the race conditions and therefore no changes could be made.
"We're going to try and make it, to all intents and purposes, like race conditions," said Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Frankel's owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah at Goodwood yesterday.
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However, although no formal announcement of a change of plan has been made, published race conditions for the Jersey show no barrier to Group winners.
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Conclusion Suited by the race conditions and the most likely winner, but his forecast odds are too short.
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Willie Mullins, who trains the eight-year-old for Graham and Andrea Wylie, said: "The race conditions suit Rupert Lamb and he seems in good form.
The German bred has won two over timber this season and is well suited by the race conditions.