aetiology

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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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LIVERAID(TM) is a BAL to treat liver failure of all etiologies and severity, including those requiring maximum liver support.
Among the possible etiologies that have been hypothesized are a malignant transformation of the epimyoepithelial island (7) and a malignant transformation of the glandular and ductal inclusions in the intraparotid lymph nodes.
Hypertonic saline agents are used to reduce corneal edema (swelling) of various etiologies, including the over wearing of contact lenses, and healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery.
Other etiologies include peritonsillar and parapharyngeal abscesses, oral lacerations, otitis media, lymphangiomas, and mandibular fractures.
Many possible etiologies have been suggested for tinnitus, but its pathophysiology remains unknown) Among the possible causes are an extra-auditory response to respiratory, vascular, or muscular stimuli, a reaction to drug therapy, cochlear deterioration, microvascular compression of the VIIIth cranial nerve, [2] and turbulent flow in the ipsilateral internal carotid artery (pulsatile tinnintus).
In chapter nine, the relationships that have been drawn by scholars between disease, Western medicine and Western imperialism are explored and the unraveling of the etiologies and epidemiology of vector-borne tropical diseases is discussed.
Biosan Medical is a young, private, Israeli medical start-up that devotes all its efforts to the development of medical devices and methods specifically geared for the treatment of the most deadly type of stroke -- subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhages of different etiologies.
Excluded were 29 women with PAH associated with congenital heart disease, and 15 with PAH of other etiologies.
Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema has only a few etiologies.
In recognition of the public health importance of understanding autism and the lack of reliable data that bear on potential environmental etiologies, the NIEHS has taken steps to support research in this area.
Imaging is helpful in diagnosing structural etiologies but is most often nonspecific in terms of identifying a cause.
Crucial steps include identifying infectious etiologies and cofactors, determining persons (including women) at risk for infection or outcome, and implementing measures that minimize chronic sequelae.
A thorough sleep history is usually sufficient to diagnose the bulk of etiologies.
Biosan Medical is a young Israeli private medical start-up that devotes all its efforts to the development of medical device and method specifically geared for the treatment of the most deadly type of Stroke -- Subarachnoid and Intraventricular Hemorrhages of different etiologies.