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Predisposing causes

predisposing cause

Anything that produces a susceptibility or disposition to a condition without actually causing it.


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Re: Human body odor

... the available living space in this quite unfavorable environment. So, for the "bad" bacteria to flourish, one needs to have some predisposing condition (like severe atopy etc.) or one has to wash themselves much more often than is normal. A very sensitive skin that is easily rashed ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
Replies: 4
Views: 3756

Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?

... it at all. Furthermore, to get any useful information (especially if doing the testing yourself), you need extensive knowledge about the disease-predisposing genes, the types of mutations they most commonly have and their effects. You simply could not screen yourself for all genetic diseases. ...

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by biohazard
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

What is gluten?

... process gluten without problems and it is a normal component of human nutrition. In some people with certain human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and predisposing genetics gluten may bind on the HLA molecules and initiate an autoimmune-like response that is the source of the celiac disease. In others, ...

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by biohazard
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:42 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is gluten?
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Reconciling Faith with Evolution

... to say that our cultures are evolving towards a secular paradigm, translates to me that there is some sort of genetic change taking place that is predisposing us to this. Your statements make it clear that this isn't what you mean, exactly. Perhaps to prevent confusion, you should try to only ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Reconciling Faith with Evolution
Replies: 114
Views: 75801

Urinary Tract Infection

Hi sat an exam in January that I have to resit in August. I was looking over my notes and came across this: "Factors predisposing to UTIs in Females Physiological/Anatomical Pregnancy: ≠ vaginal pH to Lactobacilli and ≠ coliform in menopausal women" I know ≠ ...

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by Katy_Bobbles
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Urinary Tract Infection
Replies: 4
Views: 3233
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