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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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It is very clear that if we assess the differences between Afro and Indo-Guyanese, the race difference across the two groups remain, but the within group variations across educational levels are impressively higher than the across race variation (24.
While Whiteness was an identity that Kelly initially wanted to disregard, her classroom experiences showed her again and again that race differences between her and her students mattered.
Freakonomics aside, all other environmental explanations of the race difference in crime, at least those I know of, invidiously implicate whites.
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The hypotheses regarding race differences in valuing mentoring and opportunities for finding mentors were tested by logistic regression analyses where the probability of having a mentor is predicted by race, opportunities to find mentors, importance of mentors, and interactions between race and opportunity and between race and importance, as presented in Table 2.
The limited, narrowly-focused examination of race differences alone on homemaker closure appeared to indicate that White legally blind clients are more likely to be closed as homemaker than African American legally blind clients, whether they be male or female.
Certainly, that race differences can be studied with regard to educational benefits means that such differences do not always signify something bad; but in taking for granted the fact of those differences, these studies perpetuate the idea that they always signify something essential about individuals.
Research has generated divergent findings regarding race differences in the prevalence of mental illness (Williams et al.
Race differences supply one criterion for what is "a people" and hence what is a natural foundation of community.
to any empirical research on race differences I will describe some of
In the first set of analyses, we test the dependent variables to determine if there are race differences in the reporting of receipt and/or referral of CA.