(redirected from Taking Chances)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


G.Q., 20th-century British radiologist. See: Chance fracture.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause; random variation within a population
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Statistics The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause. See Monte Carlo simulation, Random.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. That which occurs randomly.
2. An accident.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

Patient discussion about chance

Q. What are the chances that my children will have autism? My fiancé and I are planning on having children eventually. In his family, three of the five children have autism. My side is clear. What are the chances of us having a child with autism??

A. Autism is related to several genes and not just one. Therefore you can’t really tell if your children be autistic or not- it depends on how much “autistic genes” you and your fiancé have and how much of it you will inherit to your children. Regardless, you should check out this website:

Q. What are my genetic chances to get arthritis? 3 of my grandparents have arthritis but my parents don't. what are my chances to get it as well?

A. thanks dagmar! how do you get your arthritis info? know any good articles?

Q. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA? My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis for the past 23 years. After I was born she started having high muscle aches basically at knees. After diagnosis it was confirmed for RA. She says that this pain and the swelling of knees started after my birth. Now I am pregnant and she remains worried about my pregnancy and the chances of RA. I am too getting worried now with my growing weakness and pain in my joints. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA?

A. Savannah, first congratulations for your pregnancy!

Actually RA is an autoimmune disease, the exact cause of RA is still unknown, but many researchers believe that one of the factor is genetic factor. since your mom had been diagnosed with RA, it means that you're in risk of having RA also.

Now that you're pregnant, you need to consult with your doctors about your risk factors. it doesn't always have to be you're also having RA. but during pregnancy, because of the body weight gain, it can make the RA more manifest, because of the weight load the affected joint has to bear.
If you are diagnosed also with RA, you need to consult with your ob-gyn doctor for the drugs of choice that is safe for the pregnancy.

More discussions about chance
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
In order to answer the third (self definition of risk taker related to taking chances) and fourth (variable associated with risk taking) research questions, we analyzed 3 logistic regression models for each of the 8 variables of chance-taking activities as dependent variables (see Results section for descriptions of variables).
However, this is not a race to be taking chances in, so stick Clive Brittain's Zaidan in as backup.
Celine: Through The Eyes Of The World follows the Canadian singer on her Taking Chances global tours in 2008 and 2009.
"But in terms of the way I've been striking the ball and moving and playing well up at the net and taking chances, that's probably the best I've played at the start of the year."
Considering she is yet to deliver a hit, we can't blame her for not taking chances.
KEANE is finding the pressure hard to deal with, but the whole team is struggling to score enough - not taking chances.
Celine Dion was performing in her Taking Chances tour which kicked off in South Africa last month.
Off-Broadway was not exactly taking chances either: The big-deal musical was Man of La Mancha--darker than most Broadway productions, but hardly pioneering.
TAKING chances to get afloat when near a popular port is great but not when all your favourite gear is stored at home.
His first book, Taking Chances, was published six years ago.
Do your fears sometimes hold you back from taking chances or making changes, even when its something that you really want--like using the L word for the first time with your boyfriend or ratcheting it up a notch and moving in with each other?
HALF of Newcastle residents admit to taking chances regularly, according to a survey by