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- adj. Of or pertaining to an etiology.
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- adj. Pertaining to, or inquiring into, causes; ætiological.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See ætiological, etc.
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- adj. relating to the etiology of a disease
- adj. of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
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Indeed, it is not at all clear whether there may in fact be an etiological link between fibromyalgia and obesity.
So compelling are these findings that Dr. Itzhaki has concluded, Our present data suggest that this virus is a major cause of amyloid plaques and hence probably a significant etiological factor in Alzheimer's disease.
The collective efforts by researchers in our group and others, and by clinicians, brought together sufficient data to convince the scientific community and the relevant authorities that LAV (later to be named human immunodeficiency virus, HIV) was the etiological agent of AIDS.
Shrouded in etiological puzzles, the place continues to pique the minds of scholars and travel show hosts.
Without antiviral drugs or a real understanding of the infectious agent (scientists argued for years over whether bacillus influenzae was the etiological agent of the 1918 flu pandemic, until a "filterable virus" was eventually determined to be the cause), patients were basically on their own against the disease, and the only useful response was a public health one.
About the origin of the story, Kugel writes that it "looks like an etiological narrative, that is, the recounting of some incident from the distant past that serves to explain the way things are 'now,' at the time of the story's composition, when Sodom was a ghost town."
These researchers found that the symptoms manifested and believed tied to epilepsy were sometimes evidence of other etiological diseases.
But the etiological beliefs of the Nahuas, a topic we explore in depth in Chapter 4, were not so simplistic, attributing all ailments to gods angry with human failings.
Our discussion of colonial healers in the previous chapter alluded to the variety of etiological beliefs that circulated throughout Mexico during the colonial period.
US Government officials are finally getting serious about studying all potential environmental factors in autism, and I for one applaud them heartily for leaving no etiological stone unturned.