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.
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And both situations require a cause to be accounted for; therefore a creator can't be an ultimate cause of the universe.
Yet, it is clear that the ultimate cause is the criminal.
10, James Madison viewed religion as one of many causes of faction, mutual animosity and oppression, but placed the ultimate cause of such things in human nature.
The ultimate cause of irreversible blindness in major retinal diseases is photoreceptor degeneration.
However, the cardiovascular effects are often refractory to standard therapy and the ultimate cause of death (3, 4).
Finding the ultimate cause of problems is called root cause analysis and it's used in everything from software to war analysis.
He identifies the ultimate cause of the problem with roads to be the destruction of free-market prices.
But the real reason behind the failure often is not the ultimate cause but the lack of a succession plan to deal with the cause.
A fundraising contest could combine the social activity with the ultimate cause, letting people do both in the same action.
The fetish of "efficient" government--code for public policy that is designed to serve the narrow interests of business and the affluent--is the ultimate cause of the city's devastation.
While respiratory failure is the ultimate cause of death in the majority of patients (1), it is unusual as a presenting complaint.
The ultimate cause of the problem is the Resident Registration System and the malfunctioning of Segmented Governmental Management of Education.

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