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race

 [rās]
a class or breed of animals; a group of individuals having certain characteristics in common, owing to a common inheritance.

race

(rās)
n.
1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the Celtic race.
3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
4. Humans considered as a group.
5. Biology
a. A usually geographically isolated population of organisms that differs from other populations of the same species in certain heritable traits: an island race of birds.
b. A breed or strain, as of domestic animals.
6. A distinguishing or characteristic quality, such as the flavor of a wine.
adj.
Of or relating to race; racial: race relations; race quotas.
Social medicine Ethnic origin A subdivision of species which, while capable of genetic recombination, may nonetheless be divided based on biochemical, haematologic, immunologic, morphologic, or serologic differences
Sports medicine An athletic competition in which the speed of completion determines the victor
Vox populi Loosely, any competition

race

Social medicine Ethnic origin A subdivision of species which, while capable of genetic recombination, may nonetheless be divided in part based on biochemical, hematologic, immunologic, morphologic, serologic differences. See Equal opportunity Sports medicineAn athletic competition in which the fastest person wins.

race

a population that can be distinguished from other populations of the same species by several genetical characteristics such as frequency of particular genes or chromosomal arrangements. For example, in humans, different races have been found to have quite different frequencies of alleles for the ABO BLOOD GROUP locus. see FOUNDER EFFECT.

Patient discussion about race

Q. what causes the heart to race so fst it feels like it going to come right out your chest?

A. Too much caffeine or alcohol or food can sometimes cause your heart to race in an erratic way. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080111201910.htm Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't function properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Arrhythmias are common and usually harmless. Most people have occasional, irregular heartbeats that may feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heart. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-arrhythmias/DS00290 Hope this helps.

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In interviews with women of mixed race in Canada, Mahtani (2002) found that her respondents experienced difficulty identifying as "Canadian" because others were interested in identifying them ethnically.
Dr Lewis, who is based at the university's school of psychology and who will present his findings at the British Psychological Society's conference today, said: "Previous, small-scale, studies have suggested that people of mixed race are perceived as being more attractive than non-mixed-race people.
The Authenticity of Mixed Race Subjectivity in a Globalized World
In interviews, people of mixed race said that how they identify themselves is personal, not political; it is influenced by how and where they were reared, how others perceive them, and what they look like.
This novel explores the possibilities within mixed race identity as it attempts to assert a utopian sense of racial harmony and wholeness and to grapple with the theoretical and philosophical questions of mixed race and gender.
She added that the care system sometimes failed to provide enough support for white mothers of mixed race children.
"But neither could they place a white child with us because our adopted children are of mixed race.
According to Newsnight, Office for National Statistics had estimated that the UK has 2.9 percent children of mixed race, but did not take into account 8.9 percent children, who live with parents having a different ethnic background.
One of the attackers is said to be of mixed race, about 6ft 1in tall, around 22 years old, with cropped hair and light clothing.
AS AN AMATEUR film buff with a personal and intellectual investment in representations of mixed race identity, miscegenation, and passing, I thought that I would be familiar with many of the texts discussed in Mixed Race Hollywood, a new anthology of essays collected by Mary C.
A BBC2W documentary will tonight explore what that means for people of mixed race in Wales.