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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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"They will be one of the favourites for Euro 2000, if only because they never give up, even at 5-0 down with five minutes left to play" - Stanley Matthews was still playing the last time England shipped five and one trusts it won't happen again this summer, but thanks anyway to Arsenal's French midfielder EMMANUEL PETIT for talking up our chances across the Channel.
When Catt screwed the simplest of conversion chances across the posts, Scottish must have secretly fancied their first win since the opening League game.
Our outlets provide career chances across a number of disciplines, from management to catering and logistics, and they also tap into the entrepreneurial spirit in the areas we cover by giving people the chance to run their own businesses."
The object of the exercise is to cast well in front of a cruising fish so it chances across your flies.
The return of Wallace at insidecentre results in a few positional chances across the backline, with Nevin Spence moving to No13, Ian Whitten shifting to the wing and Stefan Terblance in at full-back.
Last year the Conservative leader effectively wrote off Tory chances across vast swathes of the North when he said they did not need to win seats in urban areas such as Newcastle or Gateshead to get into Downing Street.
He may have written off Tory chances across much of the North last year, but Tory leader Michael Howard has now changed his tune ( warning they were out to fight for every last seat they could get.