antecedent cause


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antecedent cause

An event or condition that predisposes to a disease or condition.
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Anthony Leachon, is 'SVC Syndrome secondary to Hodgkins Lymphoma, antecedent cause t/c Medipory infection; s/p Mediport Insertion.
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.
The antecedent cause was burns, and underlying cause was septic shock," Fortun said.