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also ae·ti·ol·o·gy (ē′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. e·ti·ol·o·gies also ae·ti·ol·o·gies
a. The study of causes or origins.
b. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.
a. Assignment of a cause, an origin, or a reason for something.
b. The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.

[Late Latin aetiologia, from Greek aitiologiā : aitiā, cause + -logiā, -logy.]

e′ti·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), e′ti·o·log′i·cal adj.
e′ti·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e′ti·ol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.etiological - of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
2.etiological - relating to the etiology of a diseaseetiological - relating to the etiology of a disease; "etiological agent"
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Keywords: Common clinical features, Etiological distribution, XY DSD (XY Disorders of Sex Development).
All etiological agents were introduced into the Bayesian stepwise discriminant model showed that UU, CT, and GBS infections were the main contributors to PPROM, with coefficients of 0.
Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterised by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film and accompanied by ocular symptoms, in which tear film instability and hyperosmolarity, ocular surface inflammation and damage and neurosensory abnormalities play etiological roles.
Although it is known as a migraine-related syndrome, it should be considered in relation to EBV infection, temporal lobe epilepsy, and treatment should be given for etiological factors.
Among their topics are next-generation sequencing: what it has revealed so far, measuring and minimizing health impacts of foodborne viruses: a targeting tool for risk reduction, strategies for controlling foodborne and waterborne viruses, hepatitis E virus as an etiological agent of foodborne and waterborne hepatitis, rotavirus, and prions.
Clostridial myonecrosis can also be divided into two diseases, blackleg and gas gangrene, according to its etiological agent and pathogenesis.
To provide administrative support for financial functions and logistical responsibilities involved in the clinical collection and importation of etiological specimens for testing, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In Brazil, the main etiological agents of tick fever are Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis and B.
Regarding the relative preponderance of certain etiological factors acting synergistically, it was seen that in 22 patients (44%) vocal abuse was associated with one or the other etiological factors.
The incidence amongst the cases screened was categorized based on etiological agents recovered from total otitic ears.
As etiological factors of these lympadenopathies, upper respiratory tract, EBV, and CMV infections, tuberculosis (TB), lymphoma, Kawasaki disease, and rubella were detected.
The anatomical site of infective gangrene, predisposing factors, etiological factors, and outcomes were retrospectively reviewed.