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di·ath·e·sis

 (dī-ăth′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·ath·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.
2. Grammar See voice.

[Greek, disposition, condition, from diatithenai, diathe-, to dispose : dia-, dia- + tithenai, to place, set; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

di′a·thet′ic (dī′ə-thĕt′ĭk) adj.

diathesis

(daɪˈæθɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Pathology) a hereditary or acquired susceptibility of the body to one or more diseases
[C17: New Latin, from Greek: propensity, from diatithenai to dispose, from dia- + tithenai to place]
diathetic adj

di•ath•e•sis

(daɪˈæθ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a predisposition, as to a disease.
[1645–55; < New Latin < Greek diáthesis disposition, state =dia(ti)thé(nai) to arrange]
di`a•thet′ic (-əˈθɛt ɪk) adj.

diathesis

a susceptibility to a certain disease. — diathetic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diathesis - constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
Translations

di·ath·e·sis

n. diátesis, propensión constitucional u orgánica a contraer ciertas enfermedades;
hemorrhagic ______ hemorrágica;
rheumatic ______ reumática.
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Because FASLODEX is administered intramuscularly, it should be used with caution in patients with bleeding diatheses, thrombocytopenia, or in patients on anticoagulants.
The initiation of LMWH therapy is typically used in patients already in higher risk morbidity categories such as those with heparin sensitivity issues, those with described clotting diatheses, in higher risk pregnancies (antiphospholipid antibody patients, pre-eclamptic), and patients with histories of hypercoagulable states.