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- adj. Alternative spelling of etiological.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to ætiology; assigning a cause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to ætiology; connected with or dependent upon the doctrine of efficient or physical causes, as distinguished from teleological or final causes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to the etiology of a disease
- adj. of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
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Because it does not influence the substrata of the diseased manifestations, the cells and organs, but only the cause of the disease, I call it aetiological therapy, which comes to approximately the same thing as the therapeutic endeavours which are referred to in other quarters as causal, radical, abortive, etc.
It is generally accepted by chiros that back pain is multi factorial and can arise from a multitude of aetiological factors just like the medics.
The CMF has a guidance section on its website called Demon Possession and Mental Illness which asks if doctors should 'see demonic influence as being a neglected aetiological factor within a multifactorial model for the aetiology of mental disorder?'
Incidentally, demon possession 'may also be an aetiological factor in some non-psychiatric conditions' - although there is no mention of which ones.
According to IsraÃ«ls, writes Rycroft, Schreber's father "was not as famous and influential as both Schatzman and Freud had assumed, was not such a paragon as Freud had assumed or as vicious as Schatzman had painted him, and neither Freud's nor Schatzman's aetiological theories stand up to critical scrutiny."
But far from this story being a historical account, it is simply "an aetiological cult-legend intended to shed light on the (at least) annual visit of the Jerusalem church to the tomb in order to honor the risen [exalted] One" (p. 336).
I now come to the problem of examining the measures currently in use to see to what extent they take account of the aetiological factors, as I have just described them.
It is aetiological therapy in contrast to the symptomatic therapy just described.
Just as the myth was provided with an aetiological expla - nation when it had ceased at length to be self-explanatory, so the image came to be interpreted allegorically when it had lost its self-evident character ....
Augustine held that all readings of Scripture, however structured, should express charity, yet he too could speak of a hierarchy of levels, for instance, historical, aetiological, analogical, and allegorical (De utilitate credendi, 3.5).