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Descriptor in English: Causality
Descriptor in Spanish: Causalidad
Descriptor in Portuguese: Causalidade
Descriptor in French: Causalité
Entry term(s): Causalities
Causalities, Multifactorial
Causality, Multifactorial
Causation
Causation, Multiple
Causations
Causations, Multiple
Enabling Factor
Enabling Factors
Factor, Enabling
Factor, Predisposing
Factor, Reinforcing
Factors, Enabling
Factors, Predisposing
Factors, Reinforcing
Multifactorial Causalities
Multifactorial Causality
Multiple Causation
Multiple Causations
Predisposing Factor
Predisposing Factors
Reinforcing Factor
Reinforcing Factors
Tree number(s): HP6.023
N05.715.350.200
N06.850.490.625
SP5.001.042
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: an epidemiological concept: do not confuse with the cause of a disease ( = /etiol); IM general only; coordinate NIM with disease /epidemiol, not /etiol
History Note: 90
DeCS UI: 28600
Descriptor UI: D015984
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/25
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Causality - Preferred
Concept UI M0024428
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Causality
Entry term(s) Causalities
Multifactorial Causality - Narrower
Concept UI M0024430
Preferred term Multifactorial Causality
Entry term(s) Causalities, Multifactorial
Causality, Multifactorial
Multifactorial Causalities
Multiple Causation - Narrower
Concept UI M0024431
Preferred term Multiple Causation
Entry term(s) Causation, Multiple
Causations, Multiple
Multiple Causations
Reinforcing Factors - Narrower
Concept UI M0024433
Preferred term Reinforcing Factors
Entry term(s) Factor, Reinforcing
Factors, Reinforcing
Reinforcing Factor
Causation - Narrower
Concept UI M0024434
Preferred term Causation
Entry term(s) Causations
Enabling Factors - Narrower
Concept UI M0024429
Preferred term Enabling Factors
Entry term(s) Enabling Factor
Factor, Enabling
Factors, Enabling
Predisposing Factors - Narrower
Concept UI M0024432
Preferred term Predisposing Factors
Entry term(s) Factor, Predisposing
Factors, Predisposing
Predisposing Factor



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