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G.Q., 20th-century British radiologist. See: Chance fracture.
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The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause; random variation within a population
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Statistics The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause. See Monte Carlo simulation, Random.
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1. That which occurs randomly.
2. An accident.
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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.

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With the prospect of a second victory to wrap up the series 2-0, England enforced the follow-on but could eke out only the wicket of captain Sanath Jayasuriya as Sri Lanka reached 63 for one to give themselves an even chance of saving the game.
In a text message to finance reporters, Dominguez said his tweet was 'just a reminder to make sure that all issues that may not give the potential aspirants an even chance of competing in the telco industry are adequately addressed.'
And now Smith believes he has an even chance of making the game in the Gerland Stadium.
THERE'S an even chance but you may have to be patient.
David Stevens, president of Soli-hull Chamber of Commerce, said: "Although we can applaud the MPC for not putting up rates, we must implore the members of the committee to consider a reduction in the very near future to give business an even chance."
``We think he has an even chance of being available for the weekend, '' said Little.
Their baby was born in the finest of London's private hospitals, and there is an even chance that young Sulaiman Khan will study at Oxford like his father.
Meralco, with Stepheson plugging the Bolts' hole in the middle, is flaunting fearsome form and is given an even chance against Rain or Shine despite a local roster that is not as deep as what the Painters have.
It is good to know that if you screw up in attack you have more than an even chance of Chris putting it right.
The all-rounder finished with 109 yesterday out of a second-innings 305 to give the titleholders an even chance of a first Frizzell County Championship Division One victory of the season, at the expense of their fiercest rivals.
And incredibly the 46-year-old England veteran, re-signed on a week-by- week basis, has an even chance of facing Arsenal in the season's opener.
Marvin Dumandan, who closed out with a course record-tying eight-under-par 64 at Eagle Ridge to finish second to Antonio Lascuna two weeks ago, is one of the prominent bombers off the tee with more than an even chance to prevail here.