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complex disease

Complex trait, polygenetic disease, polygenic disease Genetics A medical condition that arises from a intricate interaction of inherited–'nature' and environmental–'nurture' factors Examples Cancer, CAD, DM, HTN, bipolar disorder, obesity, schizophrenia. Cf Complicated disease, Mendelian genetics.
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complex disease

A disease that appears to run in families but whose expression also appears to be influenced by environmental factors.
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