[ US /ˌiˌtiˈɑɫədʒi, ˌitiˈɑɫədʒi/ ]
  1. the cause of a disease
  2. the philosophical study of causation
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How To Use etiology In A Sentence

  • The etiology of asthma is unknown, but it has been linked to occupational exposures, genetics, and environmental factors.
  • Both caseation and calcification are highly suggestive of a tubercular etiology, neither being common in malignancy related lymphadenopathy.
  • To understand the etiology, pathogenesis and classification criteria of uremia.
  • Acne vulgaris is a decorticate model with a multifactorial etiology including androgen stimulation of sebum production. Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • The etiology of preeclampsia is unknown, but widespread pathologic changes can result in pulmonary edema, oliguria, seizures, thrombocytopenia, and abnormal liver enzymes.
  • The diagnosis of brain abscess mandates other studies seeking the etiology, which may include HIV serology, sinus studies, and transesophageal echocardiogram.
  • The majority of jawbone intra-osseous lipomas are found in adults, and of uncertain origin and etiology but are usually associated with molar teeth.
  • Until science has a better understanding of the etiology of this infectious protein, medical professionals must remain vigilant in asepsis and patient advocacy.
  • The fornices should be palpated around the cervix for nodules suggestive of endometriosis, and may also be the etiology for fixed adnexa or may result from pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • The aetiology remains unknown, but much circumstantial evidence suggests that immunological mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis.
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