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discordant

(dĭs-kord′ănt) [L. discordare, to be at variance, quarrel]
1. Pert. to or showing dissimilarity; disagreeing.
2. In genetics, pert. to or showing discordance.
3. In twins, differing in one or more characteristics, e.g., growth.
4. In psychology, Resulting from or producing conflict with one's self image.
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But even children showed evidence of medication misuse, with about 41% of samples from children aged 10 years and younger being discordant.
One hundred and ninety-seven HIV seroconcordant and discordant couples were sequentially enrolled to the control group or to receive the intervention from partner research or CHC staff members.
"Discordant adolescents may experience unique stressors that should be considered when developing and implementing suicide prevention programs."
Among 579 enrolled and consented HCWs that were tested at all four serial time points, 10 serum sets had discordant QFT results.
The mean age of women with discordant growth twins was 31.4[+ or -]5.6 years, whereas in concordant pregnancy group it was 30.93[+ or -]4.8 years.
"I will ensure there are no discordant voices in the company and everyone is on the same page," he asserted.
We compared risks between concordant and discordant groups with Cox proportional hazards models (HR and 95% CIs) and Kaplan-Meier survival-free-of-CHD curves.
36 monozygotic twin pairs entered the study: 6 concordant pairs (N = 12 for the concordant affected group) with both twins affected by schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder, 11 discordant pairs where only one twin was affected by schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder (therefore, N = 11 for each of the affected and unaffected discordant groups), and 19 concordant control pairs (N = 38 for the concordant healthy group) where both twins were psychiatrically healthy.
Conclusion: Despite this case appears to be an isolated one, a discordant complete atrioventricular block regression without any autoimmune evidence should be included in the differential diagnosis of bradycardia in infants.
Discordant sib pair design defines the sib pairs as cases and controls to detect putative association based on different allele counting schemes.
Of these, 32 slides (2.8%) were discordant between the Mohs surgeon and the dermatopathologist, for a 99.7% concordance rate (J Am Acad Dermatol.
Discordant monozygotic (MZ) twins provide a unique window into the genetic factors underlying the disease phenotype.