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a factor that establishes the nature of an entity or event.
antigenic determinant a site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which a single antibody molecule binds; generally an antigen has several or many different antigenic determinants and reacts with many different antibodies. Called also epitope.
 Antigens contain antigenic determinants (epitopes) and antibodies contain antibody combining sites (paratopes). From Copstead and Banasik, 2000.
hidden determinant an antigenic determinant located in an unexposed region of a molecule so that it is prevented from interacting with receptors on lymphocytes, or with antibody molecules, and is unable to induce an immune response; it may appear following stereochemical alterations of molecular structure.
immunogenic determinant the part of an immunogenic molecule that interacts with a helper T cell in triggering antibody production as opposed to the antigenic determinant or hapten, which interacts with B cells.
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The factor that contributes to the generation of a trait.
[L. determans, determining, limiting]
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Immunology An epitope.
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Epidemiology A factor, event, characteristic, or other definable entity that brings about change in a health condition, or in other defined characteristics
Immunology See Antibody determinant
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Epidemiology A factor, event, characteristic, or other definable entity that brings about change in a health condition, or in other defined characteristics Immunology Antibody determinants. See Antigenic determinant, Public idiotype determinant.
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The factor that contributes to the generation of a trait.
[L. determans, determining, limiting]
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Patient discussion about determinant

Q. Is it effective to determine the problem? How is the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy done and is it effective to determine the problem?

A. actually it will come with three common symptoms such as : positive pregnancy, abdominal pain or cramp, and bleeding. if you're happened to feel one of those symptoms, i'll suggest you to go see your ob-gyn specialist, then the doctor will do the physical examination on you, and will confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound.

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today:

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Healthcare leaders engaged in these efforts have found that health IT is foundational to this work in the collection of social determinants data as well for data exchange across the care continuum, workflow integration and analytics to risk stratify the highest-need individuals.
Next, we will express such determinant. By elimination in the first column and by selection of the common factor (z-1)/z from corresponding rows, we will get
In the models constructed for USA and Canada, total impact and contribution of age and time on health expenditure were found to be similar, with time and 65 years-old and older age group variables explaining 71% and 75% of the increase in personal health expenditure in USA and Canada, respectively.17 Toor and Butt (2005) reported per capita GDP, urbanization, literacy rate, crude birth rate and foreign aid as important determinants of health expenditure in Pakistan.
Identifying the role of eco-innovation determinants has been the subject of numerous studies since the 1990s.
The definition of joint determinant maps is given in purely algebraic terms and so there are possibilities of very complicated joint determinants; for example, when k is the field C of complex numbers or R of real numbers, Milnor's K-groups [K.sup.M.sub.l](k) for l [greater than or equal to] 2 are known to be uniquely divisible or a direct sum of a cyclic group of order 2 and a uniquely divisible group, respectively [2].
The studies of Nishat and Anjum (1998), Ghura and Goodwin (2000) emphasize the social determinants of FDI and conclude that investment in human capital and the extent of urbanization have proved to be positive and significant determinants of FDI. Category 7: Distance Between a Home and a Host Country This determinant explains different types of distances that are perceived to exist between a home- and a host-country.
As these insights accrue, health care providers and delivery systems will continue to enhance their understanding of the complex interplay between the social determinants of health and numerous contributors to well-being.
While individual-level interventions are beneficial, characterizing them as efforts to address social determinants of health conveys a false sense of progress.
The results show that the agricultural exports negatively affected economic growth, and two way causal relationships between real GDP and agricultural exports.8 Idsardi, E.found three main determinants of exports that explain the variation in agriculture export of South Africa for 2002-2009 by using the Augmented Gravity Model.
Consequently, MM model should be considered as a starting point for finding out determinants of capital structure and importance of debt in total capital of a firm.
Taxation is one of the key public policy domains influencing population health as taxation affects several social determinants of health, such as income and wealth distribution, employment, social protection, public services, and housing and living conditions.