antecedent cause


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antecedent cause

An event or condition that predisposes to a disease or condition.
See also: cause
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Based on Roger's death certificate, the immediate cause of death was septic shock, with pneumonia as antecedent cause and blunt abdominal trauma as underlying cause.
His death certificate showed that the antecedent cause of his death was severe dengue hemorrhagic fever.
In the Summa theologiae, Aquinas argued that God is transcendent First Cause of all creation because God's essence is existence itself.(3) God alone, in other words, is an uncaused cause, because God alone possesses existence by nature rather than in virtue of some antecedent cause. As I see it, what is missing from this argument is the recognition of a distinction between person and nature within God as thus conceived.
Leo Tongson, his immediate cause of death wassepticshock, the antecedent cause was pneumonia and the underlying cause was blunt abdominal trauma.