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ae·ti·ol·o·gy

 (ē′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
Variant of etiology.

aetiology

(ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ) or

etiology

n, pl -gies
1. the philosophy or study of causation
2. (Medicine) the study of the causes of diseases
3. (Medicine) the cause of a disease
[C16: from Late Latin aetologia, from Greek aitiologia, from aitia cause]
ˌaetiˈologist, ˌetiˈologist n

etiology, aetiology

1. the branch of medical science that studies the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread.
2. the accumulated knowledge of disease causes. — etiologist, n. — etiologic, etiological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
etiology. — aetiological, adj.
See also: Origins
the science of causation. — etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the science of the causes of natural phenomena. — etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
See also: Nature
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aetiology - the cause of a diseaseaetiology - the cause of a disease    
cause - events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
2.aetiology - the philosophical study of causation
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Translations

aetiology

, (US) etiology
n (Med, fig) → Ätiologie f
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Other aetiologies are atypical pneumonia 4 (8%), sepsis 2 (4%) and UTI 2 (4%), while enteric fever, DSS, lobar pneumonia each constitutes 1 (2%) (Table 3).
Its aetiologies can be classified into those that relate to the paralysis of orbicularis oculi (paralytic lagophthalmos --see Table I) and those that cause retraction of the upper or lower lids (restrictive lagophthalmos--see Table 2, page 70).
Metabolic and inflammatory disorders were the most common aetiologies in paediatric patients presenting with clinical signs and symptoms of liver disease.
Table-2: Aetiologies of urogenital fistula in females (n=113).
A prerequisite for incorporating autoimmune and viral aetiology into a scientific discussion would be acceptance of the heterogeneous hypothesis of schizophrenias; they may be a cluster of entities with different aetiologies and the end-stage of different disease processes.
This maintains a possibly erroneous assumption that these behaviours have distinct aetiologies.
Several aetiologies for BOSs have been documented, ranging from stenosis secondary to trachea-oesophageal fistula repair (18 50%), caustic ingestion (38%), achalasia (5%), epidermolysis bullosa (<1%) and gastrooesophageal reflux, to name a few.
However, it should be kept in mind that there are many other aetiologies of cervical lymphadenopathy (although rarer than TB), especially in cases of non-responders and where inconclusive cytological picture in absence of strong supportive clinical evidences of TB is the basis of initial advice of antitubercular drugs.
The patient was diagnosed with bilateral chylothorax and underwent blind pleural biopsy to rule out other aetiologies of persistent bilateral pleural effusion aside from KS-induced scarring of the thoracic duct.
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It is important to understand the aetiological factors of delirium, because these may vary from one setting to another, and awareness about common aetiologies can help identify persons at high risk and prevent its development.
He argues that Freud reversed the order of priority in late-19th-century aetiologies of psychosis, and that he privileged subjective causes without returning to the subjective paradigms of early-19th-century Romantic psychiatry and without obviating the legitimate claims of psychiatry on inherited biological predisposition.