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The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): N05.715.350.200, N06.850.490.625

MeSH Unique ID: D015984

Entry Terms:

  • Causalities
  • Multifactorial Causality
  • Causalities, Multifactorial
  • Causality, Multifactorial
  • Multifactorial Causalities
  • Multiple Causation
  • Causation, Multiple
  • Causations, Multiple
  • Multiple Causations
  • Reinforcing Factors
  • Factor, Reinforcing
  • Factors, Reinforcing
  • Reinforcing Factor
  • Causation
  • Causations
  • Enabling Factors
  • Enabling Factor
  • Factor, Enabling
  • Factors, Enabling
  • Predisposing Factors
  • Factor, Predisposing
  • Factors, Predisposing
  • Predisposing Factor

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