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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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