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pre·dis·po·si·tion

 (prē′dĭs-pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
A state of being predisposed; a tendency, inclination, or susceptibility.

predisposition

(ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the condition of being predisposed
2. (Medicine) med susceptibility to a specific disease. See diathesis

pre•dis•po•si•tion

(priˌdɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌpri dɪs-)

n.
the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predisposition - susceptibility to a pathogen
susceptibility, susceptibleness - the state of being susceptible; easily affected
habitus - person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"
sensitisation, sensitization - the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
hypersensitivity - pathological sensitivity
diathesis - constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
2.predisposition - an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
predilection, preference, orientation - a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
3.predisposition - a disposition in advance to react in a particular way
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

predisposition

noun
2. susceptibility, tendency, proneness a hereditary predisposition to the disease

predisposition

noun
Translations

predisposition

[ˈpriːˌdɪspəˈzɪʃən] Npredisposición f

predisposition

[ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃən] nprédisposition f
a predisposition to sth → une prédisposition à qch
to have a predisposition to do sth → avoir une prédisposition à faire qch
to have a predisposition to sth [+ cancer, diabetes, heart disease] → avoir une prédisposition à qch

predisposition

n (= tendency, inclination)Neigung f(to zu); (Med) → Prädisposition f(to für), Anfälligkeit f(to für); he has a natural predisposition to violenceer hat eine natürliche Veranlagung zur Gewalttätigkeit

predisposition

[ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn] npredisposizione f

pre·dis·po·si·tion

n. predisposición, inclinación a desarrollar una condición o enfermedad debido a factores genéticos, ambientales o psicológicos.

predisposition

n predisposición f
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An observational study included 6,605 children born between 2004 and 2010 in Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United States who had a genetic predisposition for coeliac disease.
But with unhealthy diet (low fiber, high in fat, lots of calories, excessive eating of red meat and processed food), lack of mobility or exercise, obesity, smoking and genetic predisposition, these tumors could become cancerous.
Dr Mubbashar said Abbas had a genetic predisposition to mental illness because of his family history of mental illness.
Unlike for family history, however, the researchers found no strong association between the genetic predisposition for heart disease and the likelihood of experiencing depression.
Stroke risk was 35 percent higher in people with a high genetic predisposition versus those with a low genetic predisposition, regardless of their lifestyle choices.
The high incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus due to changing lifestyles, genetic predisposition, and obesity have collectively increased the risk of cardiometabolic diseases amongst the global population.
The company generates a personal health risk profile, combining insights from various tests, including full genome sequencing, full body MRI, blood samples, EKG, etc., with an overlay of tests correlated to genetic predisposition to assess "actual" risk.
Some people have a genetic predisposition toward developing a hammertoe or may have one from birth.
As women get older, physical activity reduces the influence of any genetic predisposition they may have to obesity, according to a study published May 16, 2018 online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Due to an identified genetic predisposition, certain individuals develop irreversible hearing loss when exposed to gentamicin, an antibiotic used to treat several types of bacterial infections, Genedrive explained.
Mendelian randomization analyses were performed in two directions; the first exposure was genetic predisposition to myopia, measured with 44 genetic variants, with years in education as the outcome, and the second exposure was genetic predisposition to higher levels of education, measured with 69 genetic variants, with refractory error the outcome.
Exercise may be the best way to keep hearts healthy -- and it works even for people with a genetic predisposition for heart disease, according to new findings in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation.