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Considered in comparison or relation to something else: an animal with a large brain relative to body size; the relative quiet of the suburbs.
a. A person related to another by heredity, adoption, or marriage.
b. A species or other taxon that shares a common ancestor, usually a relatively recent ancestor, with another: The jaguar is a relative of the lion.

rel′a·tive·ness n.


Any ↑ RBC mass. See Relative polycythemia, Secondary polycythemia.
Polycythemia types
Relative RBC mass is above normal but not pathologic. See Relative polycythemia.
Secondary to various physiopathologic mechanisms, usually hypoxia or ↑ erythropoietin secretion
Neoplastic, ie polycythemia vera, see there  . ;.

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Q. how is dementia and alcoholism related

A. Alcohol can cause dementia through nutritional deficiencies (e.g. B1, or thiamine deficiency, causing Wernicke encephalopathy's_encephalopathy) and probably also through direct effect on the brain. It can also cause a rare neurological disorder called Marchiafava-Bignami disease that results from damage to the brain tissue in certain areas.

Further more alcohol may cause hepatic damage that can cause alteration in consciousness and dementia.

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Q. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit? I have a doubt even after updating with the local news. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit?

A. Wisconsin has seen nearly a two percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes and almost a fourteen percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities a year after implementing a .08 law. Since South Dakota put .08 in effect in 2002, alcohol-related crashes have decreased by 2.1 percent from the average of the previous three years.

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It is evident that, social economic class and Madrasa attendance (faith identity) appear to exert less an influence on the relative odds of pupils achieving five or more GCSE higher grade passes in 2016 compared to 2015 and 2017.
(39) Negative social environments were associated with higher relative odds of physical aggression in both countries.
We are not able to reject the third null hypothesis because the ratio of the relative odds for a positive hair assay appears to have no significant difference from the probabilities of urinalysis.
(17.) The relative odds described in the text are thirty-nine to sixteen (2.44/1), divided by twenty-seven to twenty-seven (1/1), or 2.44 to 1.
Rapid increases in short-stay PAC discharges may be even more indicative of high rates of site substitution, while increases in the relative odds of short- versus long-stay PAC rates may be the single best indicator of site shifts in care, as it controls for PAC growth among long-stay patients.
We allowed a very small number of nonexempt cases to have their TANF benefits reduced by 25 percent for failure to comply with JOBS participation requirements, and we assumed that the relative odds of JOBS participation were the same as in Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996.
Relative odds ratios indicated that suicide attempters, compared with controls, were 231 times more likely to have abused drugs or alcohol, over 59 times more likely to have insomnia, nearly 41 times more likely to have been neglected, more than 20 times more likely to have experienced the threat of separation from a parental figure, almost 7 times more likely to have academic problems, and over 5 times more likely to have a history of suicidal ideation.
In all equations the dependent variable is the relative odds of migrating from province i to province j (the probability of migrating from i to j divided by the probability of staying in i).
That he has cobbled his team together from relative odds and ends but still kept them winning and advancing towards the top flight.
The only exception to this pattern was that having primary education was associated with a two-fold increased relative odds of mood disorder, compared with those with the highest level of education.
On cross-sectional analysis, the investigators found that the relative odds of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, demyelination, and/or optic neuritis in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis as compared with their matched controls was 1.54 and 1.75, respectively.
Estimates of the relative odds of HFRS associated with vaccination were estimated by using methods developed by Mantel and Haenszel (6), which are appropriate for matched designs.

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