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Synonyms for aetiological

of or relating to the philosophical study of causation

relating to the etiology of a disease

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Aetiological factors of the MDS are largely unknown, with the exception of alkalyting agents, ionizing radiation and benzene (24-26).
Absence of a permanent successor tooth: This has been cited as a major aetiological factor [Biederman, 1962; Bjerklin et al.
Examinees with opacities only in the incisors were not diagnosed with MIH, because it was impossible to exclude the possibility that the changes were due to other aetiological factors (trauma, infection of primary teeth).
This trend was supported by aetiological studies conducted during the period, where the relative prevalence of laboratory-confirmed chancroid declined and genital herpes increased significantly.
Interpretation of the prevalence data should shed more light as to the possible aetiological factors.
Human papillomavirus infection is the primary aetiological agent in cervical cancer.
Thus, the existing dietary supplies of thiocyanate in relation to iodine may be a possible aetiological factor for the persistence of endemic goitre in the study region during post salt iodization period.
Incidence rates, immunoperoxidase and DNA studies may cast light on possible aetiological factors and whether there is a true increase in the incidence of the tumour.
KS-associated herpesvirus, also known as human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8), has been found in more than 90% of KS biopsy specimens and is now known to be the main aetiological factor in patients with or without HIV.
The aetiological rate of infection among women is found to be 24 percent, with the majority of these women testing positive for endogenous infections.
It is a commonly held belief that the main aetiological factor leading to urinary incontinence is one or more vaginal deliveries, with risk increasing with greater parity.
Primary prevention aims to reduce the risk of an individual contracting a particular disease by eliminating the aetiological agents from the environment.
In order to discover possible aetiological factors for MIH, the time at which the defective enamel is formed should be considered and also how to obtain indications of the severity and duration of the insult.