causal factor

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Noun1.causal factor - a determining or causal element or factorcausal factor - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
decisive factor, clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
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Our data show that hepatic inflammation is not a causal factor in the development of hepatic insulin resistance in [Ldlr.sup.-/-] mice.
Assess the Full Spectrum of Causal Factors Involved.
Event and Causal Factor Charting is a flexible tool for analyzing the chronological events and causal factors of a failure.
When Dr William Brend analysed the 1914 infant mortality rates for all parts of the British Isles, he saw that poverty couldn't be a causal factor but that air pollution must be.
And Mark Pottenger asks whether the population as a whole may be affected: "Could increasing sleep deprivation in modern society be a causal factor in increasing dementia?"
Several vitamin D effects on the electrophysiology, contractility, and structure of the heart suggest that vitamin D deficiency might be a causal factor for myocardial diseases.
"The majority of issues we are seeing on board highlight alcohol as the main causal factor.
However, prior studies could not differentiate whether it was simply a marker or a causal factor," said lead author Catherine Campbell, of Kaiser Permanente.
"At this time we cannot rule out any possible causal factor."
In the May--June issue of Army Sustainment, there is an article titled "The Three Most Common Electrical Safety Issues in Deployed Environments." It is a good article, but I believe the author may have missed the main causal factor for the fires and problems of using surge strips in deployed locations.
In studies which show a positive link, placing tiny needles under the skin is not necessarily the causal factor, but could simply be an effect of taking some time off to relax.