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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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Dumbfounded by our lucky spotting of this buck, Chancy and I obviously disregarded our plan to abandon the area.
To substantiate her argument that Haitian literature and Black women have been excluded from the broader Caribbean and Latin American corpus, Chancy used a comparative approach creating three sections in which she analyzes writers and artists from Haiti and its island sister, the Dominican Republic, and from Cuba.
If you may bring the Chancy Antidote to Smith, then you may also bring the Chancy Antidote to Smith and then bring it to Roberts on the following day.
A major reason for that success, Chancy explained, is the cloud computing technologies that the company employs.
They met with Chancy and Toni Croft and toured the fields of Croft Vineyards with them, looking at the grape vines, their various textures and how they were planted and trimmed.
Chancy told Fishing News International that local fishermen used to supply about a quarter of fish consumed in Haiti.
<p>John Chancy, president of Iron Mountain Digital, said in a statement that the online storage service is targeted at the "50% to 60% of corporate data" that is inactive.
Sharma led the fightback with a chancy unbeaten 113 and the 207 runs he shared with Abhishek Nayar (99) helped Mumbai survive Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-wicket haul.
Leonard "Ryan" Lee and Lacey Margaret Chancy were married at four o'clock in the afternoon on April 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Vicksburg.
Anita Page, an MGM actress who appeared in films with ton Chancy, Joan Crawford and Buster Keaton during the transition from silent movies to talkies, died Sept.
Some people might accept such a chancy pie in the sky windfall, but I won't.