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/cau·sal/ (kaw´z'l) pertaining to, involving, or indicating a cause.


relating to or emanating from cause.

causal association
a noxious agent is said to have a causal association with a particular disease when it can be shown that it plays some role in producing the occurrence of the disease. Generally both biological information and statistical information are combined to infer causal associations.
causal inference
preliminary diagnosis.
causal modeling
construction of models which set out the various relationships between causal agents and the initiation of a disease.

Patient discussion about causal

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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A Causal Process is characterized by its collection of Causally correlated States (Causal States) while the move of Entropy from Cause to Effect to Cause, within a Microstate is generating the Entropic Field and is represented in Diagram 2.
It might be--and many philosophers believe--that mental properties play a significant causal role vis-a-vis the production of behavior and other mental states that falls short of making these properties causally efficacious.
Bugsy is a time traveller who travels back from Sunday noon to Saturday noon only if the appearance of Bugsy* at noon on Saturday is appropriately causally connected to the vanishing of Bugsy* on Sunday.
The relative frequency method for generating numerical probabilities, in other words, can only be legitimately and usefully applied in a causally deterministic world.
Created substances depend causally on God, and are naturally immortal (they cannot cease to exist unless God denies them their concurrence).
If this is the case, pro-American public opinion and the amount of military aid are not causally related to each other.
Using a 2004 sample of students who applied to at least one four-year college, this research brief finds that applying to more colleges causally increases students' probabilities of enrolling in a four-year college, especially for those lower-income students applying to only one or two colleges.
1] is (or is associated with a condition that is) causally sufficient for Betty's decision to lie at [t.
However the results do suggest that factors associated with acute illness, and to a greater degree with critical illness, may be causally related to cognitive decline.
Armed Forces Minister Bill Rammell told Black Country coroner Robin Balmain in December that peer-reviewed studies showed there was "no evidence" that exposure to depleted uranium could be causally linked to the development of cancer.
coherent and causally related narrative', a virtue inherited from their 19th-century forerunners.