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aetiologyae‧ti‧ol‧o‧gy, etiology /ˌiːtiˈɒlədʒi $ -ˈɑːl-/ noun [uncountable] medical  Mthe study of what causes disease
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aetiologyThis component of overproduction may therefore be an additional aetiology to that of the clearance defect described above.To provide an aetiology is not to pronounce on matters of authenticity.Despite the above measures septic shock, regardless of aetiology, continues to have a mortality of 60-90%.The possible role of dynamical transitions in the aetiology of three neurological disorders will now be considered.He made outstanding contributions to all branches of children's surgery but his lifelong interest was the aetiology of malformations.The aetiology remains unknown, but much circumstantial evidence suggests that immunological mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis.At one point he was involved in research on the possible viral aetiology of human cancer.
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