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

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

risk

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

risk′er n.
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risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The subcommittee also would like to see a ban of specified risk materials from all animal feed, as well as the exclusion of all mammalian and poultry protein from ruminant feed.
The third element of the new scheme involves extending the list of 'specified risk materials' currently banned from human consumption - the brains, spinal cords and spleens of cattle - to include the whole intestine.
It also is prohibiting specified risk materials, or high-risk parts such as brains, head bones, spinal cord marrow, backbones and intestines.
Tokyo lifted the ban last month on condition that the meat comes from cows aged 20 months or younger, and brains, spinal cords and other specified risk materials that could transmit BSE are removed.
Tokyo has removed the ban on the condition that the beef comes from cows aged up to 20 months and that brains, spinal cords and other specified risk materials that could transmit the brain-wasting disease be properly removed.
The full list of specified risk materials (SRMs) covered by the new Canadian rule includes the skull, brain, eyes, tonsils, spinal cord, trigeminal ganglia (nerves attached to the brain), and dorsal root ganglia (nerves attached to the spinal cord) of cattle aged 30 months or older, plus the distal ileum (part of the small intestine) of cattle of all ages.
Since this is still a hypothetical situation, the SCC decided not to amend the list of specified risk materials to be removed from the human food and animal feed chain.The Committee also discussed the recent paper from the Stanley Prusiner team indicating that certain skeletal muscles of scrapie-infected mice are infectious and may reproduce prions (proteins which spread the disease in animals).
Brains and other specified risk materials, which are regarded as likely to be infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, are not incinerated for disposal at U.S.
On bovine tallow derivatives, the SSC significantly revised a previous Opinion, saying that in GBR II-category countries it is not necessary to remove the specified risk materials (SRMs) from cattle fit for human consumption.

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