Predisposing causes

(Med.) causes which render the body liable to disease; predisponent causes.

See also: Predispose

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Also presence of mural lesions, intraluminal masses, foreign bodies or simply the knotting of intestinal circular muscle have been incriminated as predisposing causes (Smith, 1985).
At the same time, men who present with refractory diabetes or complain of poor or erratic glycaemic control should be screened for genital infections, among other predisposing causes.
Taking a history of his case would include ensuring that there are no other predisposing causes and no other psychiatric comorbidities.
The thyroid disorder is one of the predisposing causes for pre-eclampsia.
Our case may suggest that coronary spasm in association with decreased blood pressure due to sildenafil citrate and myocardial bridge was the cause of the ACS in the absence of predisposing causes for thrombosis.
Less than 1% of patients with AOM eventually develop AM, and thus the finding of bilateral AM in an infant should prompt a search for underlying predisposing causes. Our patient was found to have an idiopathic neutropenia after a thorough workup.
"Today we know that vaccinating against chickenpox not only minimizes the spread of the disease, but also eliminates one of the predisposing causes of flesh-eating strep and other serious secondary bacterial infections," says Daniel Aronzon, M.D., pediatrician and president of the medical staff at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Although there are many predisposing causes of impotence--smoking, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, to name a few--the problem occurs in many otherwise healthy males, especially as they grow older.