lethality


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le·thal·i·ty

(lē-thal'i-tē),
The quality or state of being lethal.
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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Due to this, there has been an increasing interest in understanding the relationship between lethality and heat processes on the bioreactor's sterilization.
By prescribing medications with a lower relative lethality, or by prescribing a less-than-30-day supply of the most lethal medications, it may be possible to decrease overdose morbidity and mortality, and also buy enough time for emergency personnel to save a life.
* PLAID (Prior attempts, Lethality, Access to means, Intent, and Drugs / alcohol)
Class lethality = vessel lethality x fleet inventory
The AIDS lethality rate of 41.4% observed during the study period of 1985-2012 in Mato Grosso do Sul was approximately three percentage points above that of Brazil (38.65%) in the same period.
Lots of tradition went by the wayside on the trek to the lethality of today's loads.
Borderline patients scored a mean of 2.25 points and nonborderline patient a mean of 2.39 on the 8-point Medical Lethality Rating Scale, indicating physical harm in both cases; with a score of 8 indicating death.
The Fisher's exact test showed statistical significance of smoking and drinking on the lethality rate (Table 4).
This capability will inflict maximum lethality to any enemy personnel seeking cover behind defilade."
The mild-mannered .223 offers plenty of lethality without excessive pelt damage or muzzle blast.
"I think we've also lost a lot in lethality" but in using robots, unmanned vehicles, the US Army wants that maneuverability, deployability and firepower back, he added.
Frequency of occurrence, hospital length of stay, lethality, plasmodium species, and origin of infection were considered.