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predisposition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredispositionpre‧dis‧po‧si‧tion /ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃən/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 IN GENERALa tendency to behave in a particular way or suffer from a particular illnesspredisposition to/towards 🔊 a predisposition towards alcoholism
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predispositionCardiac arrhythmias rarely result from levodopa administration to patients who have a predisposition related to underlying cardiac disease.Individuals with Dupuytren's disease have a genetically-determined predisposition to the condition.But what can the new genetic science tell us about genetic predispositions towards certain kinds of behaviour?Some kind of genetic predisposition also is likely.Stress signals can manifest themselves in different ways according to the individual's predisposition and personality.What bothers us more is the seeming predisposition of the federal courts to strike down term-limit laws on just about any pretext.predisposition to/towardsHence, a predisposition towards violence would be moderated.Thus, to assume that the creation of a predisposition to buy is a sufficient explanation of buyer behavior seems untenable.Some people are born with a predisposition to schizophrenia, he says.There are several hundred drugs which could affect a person with a predisposition to seizures.The possibility of introducing anti-oncogenes into those with a predisposition to colon cancer is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects.Individuals with Dupuytren's disease have a genetically-determined predisposition to the condition.But what can the new genetic science tell us about genetic predispositions towards certain kinds of behaviour?
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