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Considered in comparison or relation to something else: an animal with a large brain relative to body size; the relative quiet of the suburbs.
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.


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  . ;.

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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'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.

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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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* California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana and Nevada have expanded the definition of "relative" to include more distant relatives such as great-aunts or second cousins.
Indeed some of these 'concerned' relatives cannot even be bothered to bring in clothing or the basic toiletries for their relatives.
BEIRUT: Amid heavy security presence, relatives of the hostages kidnapped in Azaz staged a sit-in outside the residence of Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh Tuesday to protest the detaining of three of their relatives for the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots.
"The community has recently begun to disintegrate and the way people treat their relatives reflects this.
The relative of the deceased placed his body on the Malakand road and blocked it.
Patients at highest risk--who have 1 first-degree relative diagnosed with CRC or AP before 60 years of age or multiple first-degree relatives diagnosed at any age--should begin screening with colonoscopy at 40 years of age or 10 years younger than the earliest affected relative and undergo a repeat colonoscopy every 5 years (SOR: C, consensus guidelines).
FurniturecompanyMaskreys fitted out the critical care unit's relatives' room with a new sofa, coffee table, tables and chairs.
But officers have had difficulty contacting relatives and the Dewsbury Coroner wants relatives believed to be in mid-Wales to come forward.
BATON ROUGH, La.--A new federal law is expected to make it easier for relatives to care for children taken into state custody because of abuse or neglect.
GRANDMOTHERS AND OTHER RELATIVES caring for foster children in South Los Angeles, where 98 percent of residents are people of color--mostly Black and Latino--have garnered new rights and benefits after taking their demands statewide.
Stewart and her colleagues interviewed 239 patients aged 7-18 years and 692 relatives of various ages.