American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Involving, dependent on, or controlled by several factors.
- adj. Of, relating to, or caused by a pattern of familial inheritance resulting from multiple genetic or environmental factors or from a combination of both.
- adj. Involving, or controlled by multiple factors
- adj. genetics, of a trait Involving multiple genetic and/or environmental factors
- adj. involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)
“Many of the preventive measures used to avoid falls in older people are combined in what are called multifactorial interventions, so it can be very difficult to separate out the effects of all the different measures," said lead researcher Ian Cameron, who is based at Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney in Ryde, Australia.”
“The field is coming around to the idea of the cause of Alzheimer's being multifactorial," and disturbed metal regulation could be one of those factors, says Ralph Nixon , chairman of the Alzheimer Association's medical and scientific advisory council and director of the Silberstein Alzheimer's Institute at New York University.”
“Jim Wolfe#59 … multifactorial reasons … first and foremost, to deny Saddam the same control of the region that Iran is now looking for.”
“Since it's multifactorial, it's important to fight all steps in the wrong direction whenever and wherever they arise.”
“The multifactorial nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic makes it very difficult to extrapolate the results of a relatively small clinical trial to what might be experienced in a population wide prevention/treatment program.”
“It is most commonly believed that snoring is caused by vibration of the uvula or the soft palette against the back of the throat, but it's probably multifactorial, noted Dr. Stanley Chia of the Washington Hospital Center.”
“These patients will include those with disorders of mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, contiguous gene deletions, dysmorphology, congenital malformations, multifactorial disorders, mental retardation and developmental disabilities.”
“But anyone who studies preterm birth knows its multifactorial and there will be no magic bullet that is as simple to administer as a vitamin supplement (same with autism and c-section, for that matter).”
“The fact is that the overall economy swamps out all other factors in driving restaurant performance, so any positive or negative impact from smoking laws would be at the margins and difficult to tease out in a statistically significant way (beware of multifactorial analyses that have to eliminate a variable that accounts for the vast majority of variance, since you run into just picking up noise). scythia Says:”
“The complex issues surrounding the human experience of illness, disease, death, recovery, health and cure are too diverse and multifactorial to be confined to the limited parameters that orthodox Western medicine uses to redress them.”
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