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le·thal·i·ty

(lē-thal'i-tē),
The quality or state of being lethal.

lethality

[lēthal′itē]
the probability that a person threatening suicide will succeed, based on the method described, the specificity of the plan, and the availability of the means.
Epidemiology Fatality rate
Suicidology A term of art referring to the potential for the means chosen to commit suicide—e.g., firearm, rope, poison, etc.—to cause death

lethality

(lē-thăl′ĭ-tē)
The propensity for a disease or injury to cause death, rather than disability, illness, or pain.
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) scientist Chris Heflin prepares the next test sample during a high energy laser lethality test.
Method: nature of the person's plans on committing suicide; the lethality and availability of the means; the comprehensiveness of the plan
surface navy's 2015 debut of the distributed lethality concept.
Among patients of the first group at the age under 50 years lethality was 29%, more than 50 years was noted increasing of lethality in more than 2 times (p<0,05).
Air Force from orbit and from air-breathing systems can locate targets on a global scale, can locate activities or individuals on a global scale, and can hold those targets or those individuals or those activities at risk or strike them with the lethality of a weapon that detonates with a CEA of less than the length of a weapon, and that we can command and control this and we can assess the effect real time.
To assess suicide lethality, one must take into consideration at least five aspects for all clients: plan, intent, means, prior attempts, and substance use:
According to the GHI report, which was released in 2001, Kathmandu, Nepal, is at highest risk, with an earthquake lethality potential of 70,000.
The LOSAT weapon system will help remedy the forced-entry/early-entry force lethality shortfall against heavy armor because it can deploy with both threes.
The concept of AEF, based on the ancient Roman Legion, is to build fighting forces of small, mobile units capable of changing their tactics and organization to suit the fight at hand--with the added lethality of air and space assets.
While the lethality of HIV/AIDS is generally well-known, few teenagers know much about most other serious STDs such as the Human Papilloma virus (HPV).
The lethality of the suicide attempts increased in proportion to the degree of serotonergic dysfunction.
PET scans and a fenfluramine challenge showed that the high-lethality individuals appear to have localized prefrontal cortex hypofunction and impaired serotonergic responsivity and that the lethality of the suicide attempts increases in proportion to the degree of serotonergic dysfunction.