multifactorial


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

multifactorial

 [mul″tĭ-fak-to´re-al]
1. of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of, many factors.
2. in genetics, arising as the result of the interaction of several genes.

multifactorial

(mŭl′tə-făk-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Involving, dependent on, or controlled by several factors.
2. Of, relating to, or caused by a pattern of familial inheritance resulting from multiple genetic or environmental factors or from a combination of both.

mul′ti·fac·tor′i·al·ly adv.

multifactorial

Medspeak
adjective Referring to the influence of multiple factors in the aetiology of a particular disease (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), attributable to genetic and environmental components.

Molecular biology
adjective Referring to a phenotype caused by more than two genes.

multifactorial

adjective Referring to the influence of multiple factors in the etiology of a particular disease–eg, DM, HTN–attributable to genetic and environmental components

multifactorial

(of a character) controlled by several genes.
References in periodicals archive ?
Multifactorial inheritance refers to conditions determined by a combination of factors each with a minor but additive effect (i.e.
The authors concluded that implementation of this targeted multifactorial falls prevention program was effective in reducing the incidence of falls.
El estudio llamado "The Multifactorial Approach and Superior Treatment Efficacy in Renal Patients with the Aid of Nurse Practitioners (MASTERPLAN)" fue un ensayo multicentrico aleatorizado que pretendia determinar si la gestion multifactorial de los cuidados, con o sin el aporte de la enfermera, en los pacientes con enfermedad renal moderada a severa (fase 3 y 4) permitia lograr un tratamiento farmacologico correcto y una mejora en las adaptaciones del estilo de vida, dando lugar a una reduccion del riesgo cardiovascular y una disminucion en el declive de la funcion renal.
Some reviews targeted single intervention approaches [11-12], while others have assessed both single intervention and multifactorial programs [13-14].
The primary objective for this research was to apply the concepts of multifactorial gender identity theory and test the effects of gender on spectators' attitudes towards women's professional basketball.
Dementia is a complex and multifactorial disease, and thus it is unlikely that one mechanism is completely causal.
WHILST the National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG) agree that nurses have an important part to play in nutritional care, it must be understood that malnutrition is multifactorial.
However, there are a number of "multifactorial" disorders that have more than one cause that have been termed the "geriatric syndromes." The Health and Retirement Study published in the August 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found that these syndromes are often not given the same amount of attention in elder care.
Researchers attribute this finding to multifactorial reasons, including reductions in exacerbations of the disease and suppression of inflammation.
The current study, grounded in multifactorial gender identity theory, shows that gender identity traits, as well as gender-role attitudes, extend our understanding of gender and attitudes toward men's and women's college basketball.
(11) In 2003, an HIV Lipodystrophy Case Definition Study Group developed a multifactorial statistical model to improve accuracy in diagnosing HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
Una posible explicacion de este fenomeno se debe a la tendencia decreciente mostrada por la productividad multifactorial, cuya tasa de crecimiento interanual oscila entre 0,05% y -0,48% para el periodo completo (-0.89% y -1,31 % cuando el capital humano es incluido).

Full browser ?