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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.
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Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicles, characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts and often scars.1 The pathogenesis of acne is multifactorial and four major factors involved in the pathogenesis include: increased sebum production, hypercornification of pilosebaceous ducts, follicular colonization by Propionibacterium acnes and inflammation.2 Prevalence of acne vulgaris in adolescents range from 35% to over 90% and half of them continue to experience symptoms as adult.3,4,5 Psychological impacts of acne vulgaris are low self esteem, depression, social isolation and suicidal ideation.6 The multifactorial etiology of acne vulgaris makes it challenging to treat.
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For chronic cough, there is good evidence supporting empirical, additive, sequential steps of therapy, given the frequency of multifactorial etiology. Empirical treatment should include ad vice about smoking cessation if the patient smokes.

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