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We believe that the gene we have identified predisposes to vasovagal syncope, which is the most common type of syncope.
Second, she held that the orgies did not predispose others to anti-social behaviour.
Ingestion of large amounts of food prior to running may predispose to GER and upper gastrointestinal symptoms, in several different ways.
Washington, April 24 ( ANI ): A new study has found that women are "more intuitive" than men due to a biological component, which would predispose women to adopt a "less reflexive" attitude in life.
"Individuals with a set of genes that predisposes them to drink moderate amounts of alcohol may still have the genetic predisposition to lose control over their drinking behavior, and perhaps become alcohol dependent.
When the presence of a concha bullosa predisposes a patient to occlusion of the ostiomeatal complex and subsequent sinus disease, surgery might be indicated.
Scientists analyzing the DNA of families whose men are prone to prostate cancer have found a mutated gene that predisposes them to the disease.
This malignancy is associated with a mutation that leads to an inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene located on the long arm of chromosome 13 [5.6] A single chromosome defect predisposes the patient to retinoblastoma, but when a "second hit" affects the other allele, the suppressive function of the gene is lost.