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1. Functioning as an agent or cause.
2. Expressing causation. Used of a verb or verbal affix.

caus′a·tive n.
caus′a·tive·ly adv.
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'What people eat is an expression of their life-style in general, and may not be causatively linked to the risk of cancer.
Recent studies also suggested that increased serum-free IL-18 levels are causatively involved in the MAS development [13].
Kishida et al., "Interferon-gamma is causatively involved in experimental inflammatory bowel disease in mice," Clinical and Experimental Immunology, vol.
It is possible that the perinatal asphyxia, which was the predisposing factor for SCFNN in our patient, is also causatively related to the hypocalcemia via transient functional hypoparathyroidism.
In brief, it is plausible that these figures should be assumed as consequently rather than causatively related: despite NSAIDs are useful only with a substantial degree of tendonitis or tenosynovitis associated with the CTS, patients frequently self-medicate with oral NSAIDs [51,64].
Also in this case it should be recalled that poor prognosis of several kinds of tumors has already been correlated with the high activity of HIF-1[alpha] [26], which is probably causatively linked with their therapeutic resistance due to the oxygen dependency of ionizing radiation-related cytotoxicity [27].
Interferongamma is causatively involved in experimental inflammatory bowel disease in mice.
(6) It leads to both open angle and angle closure glaucoma and has been causatively associated with cataract, lens dislocation and central retinal vein occlusion.
Interestingly, further analysis of the concentration of the proinflammatory agents directly in the serum from the varicose patients and from the healthy individuals revealed that the level of five out of six proteins, the secretion of which was upregulated by senescent endothelial cells (apart from PAI-1), is also increased in the first group, which may suggest that senescent endothelial cells may be causatively linked with this phenomenon.