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predisposition

 [pre-dis″po-zish´un]
a latent susceptibility to disease which may be activated under certain conditions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pre·dis·po·si·tion

(prē'dis-pō-zish'ŭn),
A condition of special susceptibility to a disease.
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pre·dis·po·si·tion

(prē-dispŏ-zishŭn)
A condition of special susceptibility to a disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

predisposition

A special susceptibility to a disease or disorder, as by the action of direct or indirect genetic or environmental factors.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pre·dis·po·si·tion

(prē-dispŏ-zishŭn)
A condition of special susceptibility to a disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The district court correctly recognized that Nazism and militant Islamism share radical, anti-Semitic viewpoints and the items seized were probative of both Young's predisposition to support such viewpoints and the length of such predisposition.
'We applied our method to the genome sequences of more than 10,000 cancer patients with 30 different tumour types and identified known and new possible cancer predisposition genes that have the potential to contribute substantially to cancer risk,' said principal investigator Ben Lehner, ICREA-Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in Spain.
The FDA wanted to (https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm551185.htm) make sure that users could easily understand their results and were aware that genetic predisposition was only one factor of overall health before approving the test for direct-to-consumer marketing.
The study found that almost 15 percent of triple-negative breast cancer patients had deleterious mutations in predisposition genes.
Genetic predisposition is not an exact science yet and so any test that provides results in black and white numbers could cause you to worry unnecessarily for years - or worse, lull you into a false sense of security so you skip vital health screenings.
In addition, the study showed that the association between overconsumption of fried foods and obesity was particularly pronounced among people with a greater genetic predisposition to obesity.
7 October 2013 - US molecular diagnostic company Myriad Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:MYGN) unveiled today new clinical study results showing that its 25-gene hereditary cancer panel, myRisk Hereditary Cancer, increased by 60% mutations detected in cancer predisposition genes in patients with a previous history of colon cancer and/or polyps.
It depends how long you''re flying for, it depends what exercise you take on the flight, it depends on your predisposition - and that''s what this is really aiming at,he said.
(2) Thus, the entrapment defense can fail in one of two ways: 1) the defendant cannot show inducement; or 2) despite a showing of inducement, the government can prove predisposition. (3)
Under the terms of the sales distribution agreement, the delivery included over USD300,000 of InoLife Technologies Inc's signature DNA-based products including Genetic Predisposition Test and Cytochrome CYP2C19drug metabolism analysis.
In this issue of Advances in Breast Cancer we are privileged to have three eminent specialists review the genetic basis of high-risk breast cancer predisposition genes and the status of two aspects of risk-reduction surgery: risk-reducing mastectomies in gene mutation carriers who are well and the management of the contralateral breast in cancer-affected carriers.