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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.
References in classic literature ?
Did not his qualifications, his membership, and the record of his writings fill a long half-column in the "Medical Directory," from his first little paper on the "Gouty Diathesis" in 1859 to his exhaustive treatise upon "Affections of the Vaso-Motor System" in 1884?
psychorrhagic diathesis? I enjoyed developing a better parapsychological vocabulary from reading the glossary.
The findings of a specific vulnerability (or diathesis) to specific stressors that are congruent with a particular disorder.
Diathesis is the correspondence scheme between the semantic roles and the grammatical relations of the arguments in the clause ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1970; Erelt 1979 : 38--40; Paduceva 2002).
According to the model, suicidal behavior is the result of the interaction between an individual's threshold, or diathesis, for suicidal acts and the stressors that can lead to suicidal behavior (J.
"In 1986 we coined the term 'gouty diathesis' to describe uric acid stones forming in the absence of any discemible cause," Dr.
* history of hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding diathesis, pulmonary embolism, or idiopathic deep vein thrombosis
Lankford (1984) proposed an RSDS diathesis or predisposition to the malady and identified the following two categories: "hypersympathetic reactor" is related to a genetic predisposition with the person exhibiting increased sympathetic activity such as hyperhidrosis and increased skin temperature variation; the second category is related to individual psychological factors along with exhibiting dependent personality traits.
Everyone has to work at something, and I definitely enjoy serving humanity in such a positive manner: diagnosing and successfully treating a child with strep throat without antibiotics; diagnosing and successfully managing a case of acute appendicitis without surgical or pharmaceutical intervention; diagnosing diabetic (mellitus) diathesis and reversing its progress through natural means; reversing infantile "club-foot" without surgical intervention, etc.
Many people who develop a mental disorder soon after using an illicit drug most likely have a biological predisposition toward developing the disorder (diathesis is the technical term for such a predisposition).
Certain factors should be examined before performing this invasive procedure on a patient, because complications may occur.[1] Contraindications include severe allergy to contrast media, bleeding diathesis and uncontrolled infection in the body.
Compared with features of HPS in the United States, distinctive features of the outbreak in Chile include the high proportion of cases among children and the common occurrence of a bleeding diathesis (3,4).