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pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz'),
To render susceptible.

pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz')
To render susceptible.

pre·dis·pose

(prē'dis-pōz')
To render susceptible.
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Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Genetic make up may predispose a person to indulge in booze more but may not raise one's genetic risk for alcoholism, says a new study.
Moreover, there has been some evidence that sexually transmitted infections and aberrant macrophage activity predispose men to prostate cancer.
However, since the functions of the three hormones aren't fully understood, it's impossible to say whether a dearth directly predisposes women to particular diseases and results in early death, he says.
The conclusion that the mutation predisposes a woman to fibroid formation "is very plausible," says Barbara J.
Now, it appears that simply being born to a mother infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, predisposes a child to developmental heart problems-even a child who remains uninfected.
An analysis of genetic activity in people with an inherited defect that predisposes them to malignant tumors now strongly supports this notion.
He suspects that a particular form of the D2 dopamine receptor gene serves as a "gateway gene" that predisposes people to giving all sorts of drugs an initial try.
Obese women may eat a high-fat diet that predisposes them to another bout with cancer, he says.