ultimate cause


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ultimate cause

The remote event or condition that initiated a train of events resulting in the development of a disease or condition.
See also: cause
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There is at least one 'exogenous' condition that helped perpetuate Europe's political fragmentation, which Hoffman surprisingly never discusses among the potential ultimate causes.
Although we were unable to determine the ultimate cause of death for 10 (47.
According to scholastic theism, a not totally free God can't be the ultimate cause of our universe, because His own actions need to be impelled by a higher cause.
Nevertheless, good practice in any food outlet accounts for the possibility of contaminated food sources; in this outbreak it is clear that poor hygiene practices with cross-contamination were the ultimate cause of the outbreak.
What everyone is afraid to say is that the ultimate cause is a word they dare not speak: religion.
However it can be presumed that the ultimate cause of such a massive number of outbreaks and deaths due to Measles is the staggered immunization coverage.
In this exhaustive exploration of the acclaimed singer's recordings, Stephen Hastings traces Bjorling's development from his teen years in Sweden through international success in Europe and America to his tragic passing at 49, apparently due to a heart condition brought on by alcoholism and stress, although the ultimate cause is still unclear.
The hospital confirmed three people who had suffered from salmonella had died, but in two cases the disease was not the ultimate cause of death.
However, the ultimate cause has not been established yet.
Second, although unusual precipitation may be the ultimate cause of rivers overflowing, how and where this happens varies.
Instead of trying to analyze and solve a problem, they conclude that there's no point to doing so since the ultimate cause of the problems is that they are, and will always be, for example, incompetent or unloveable.
It's All Consciousness True philosophy lies in probing the ultimate cause of the universe.

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