[ US /ˌiˌtiˈɑɫədʒi, ˌitiˈɑɫədʒi/ ]
- the cause of a disease
- the philosophical study of causation
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.