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risk

 [risk]
a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

risk

(risk), In idiomatic English one is at risk of, not for, a disease, injury, or other untoward event. Avoid redundant phrases such a possible risk and potential risk; an element of uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the word.
The probability that an event will occur.

risk

(rĭsk)
n.
The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

risk′er n.

risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.

risk

Epidemiology The chance or likelihood that an undesirable event or effect will occur, as a result of use or nonuse, incidence, or influence of a chemical, physical, or biologic agent, especially during a stated period; the probability of developing a given disease over a specified time period. See Minimal risk Managed care The chance or possibility of loss. See Risk sharing Occupational medicine A value determined by the potential severity of the hazard and the frequency of exposure to the 'risky' substance or activity, usually understood to mean the probability of suffering from a particular disease Risk assessment The probability that something will cause injury, combined with the potential severity of that injury. See Absolute risk, Acceptable risk, Assigned risk, Attributable risk, Cancer risk, Cardiac risk, Dread risk, Hazard risk rating, High risk/high impact, Incremental risk, Lifetime risk, No significant risk, Nonattributable risk, Thick conception of risk, Thin conception of risk, Unknown risk.
Risks of disease
Infection
HBV  1:63,000
HCV 1:103,000
HIV 1:493,000
HTLV I/II 1:641,000
HAV  1:1,000,000
Other morbid conditions
MVA 1:6,700
Flood 1:450,000
Earthquake 1:600,000
Lightning 1:1,000,000

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.
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"The sooner that contract situation is sorted out the better because they run the risk of losing him."
"As soon as you start trying to pull out of tackles, that is when you really run the risk of getting injured.
Drivers run the risk of a hefty fixed-penalty fine if spotted throwing litter out of car or lorry windows.
If your record is substandard, you run the risk of ruining an otherwise good investigation, just like Jim did.
Yet if landholders provide suitable habitat for an endangered species, they run the risk of their property being subject to severe government regulations, many of which constrain land from being used profitably.
Markus Clavin, director of clearlybusiness, said: "While small businesses who resort to paying late may ensure their own short-term survival they run the risk of losing suppliers who could be critical to them, in the longterm."
And the problem is that people believe, rightly or wrongly, that when they make their choice, they are taking a gamble: Do they let their child run the risk of catching measles, a potential killer, or do they run the risk, however small, of them being damaged by the vaccine?
Later, Archbishop Levada of San Francisco, who "no doubt...is responding to the Canadians," asks, "Might not a call for 'dialogue' with women about their concerns, without explicitly saying that, according to our faith, holy orders can be received only by men, run the risk of creating ambiguity or be mistaken for lack of clarity or certitude, thus undermining a genuine evangelical evangelization?
The editorial warns that proponents of posting the Ten Commandments at government facilities also run the risk of trivializing them.
Although the Tae-Bo Website (www.taebo.com) advises beginners to limit participation to three times a week and get a physician's approval, it doesn't tell you that participants run the risk of--as with any other high-impact exercise--musculoskeletal injuries.
Unfortunately, HIV-positive individuals at HMOs still run the risk of ending up with general practitioners who haven't kept abreast of changes in HIV treatment.