aetiology

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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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2012) may be aetiologically relevant in male body image.
The results from this study and earlier association studies indicate that OCD resembles other complex psychiatric disorders in being aetiologically heterogeneous.
Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is aetiologically linked to EBV infection, occurs more frequently in families with MS and in subjects with MS than in the general population.
The causal relationship between onset and improvement with dose reduction suggests that they are aetiologically related.
Furthermore, in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is aetiologically linked to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the central nervous system is frequently affected and commonly presents with mood and psychotic disorders.
Women with more years of schooling and those belonging to the upper economic group had the lowest rate of reporting symptoms but they had an even lower rate of aetiologically diagnosed infections, giving them higher false positive response rates.