causal agent


causal agent
a factor associated with the definitive onset of an illness (or other response, including an accident). Examples are bacteria and trauma. The relationship is more direct than in the case of a risk factor; in general, the ill health only occurs if the agent is a precursor.

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  • causal agent — a factor associated with the definitive onset of an illness (or other response, including an accident). Examples are bacteria and trauma. The relationship is more direct than in the case of a risk factor; in general, the ill health only occurs if …   Medical dictionary

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  • causal agency — noun any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results • Syn: ↑causal agent, ↑cause • Derivationally related forms: ↑causal (for: ↑cause), ↑cause (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • causal — adjective Date: circa 1530 1. expressing or indicating cause ; causative < a causal clause introduced by since > 2. of, relating to, or constituting a cause < the causal agent of a disease > 3. involving causation or a cause < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • causal — causal, ale, als ou aux [ kozal, o ] adj. • 1565; cauzal XIIIe « raison, motif »; lat. imp. causalis ♦ Qui concerne la cause, lui appartient, ou la constitue (⇒ causatif). Lien causal. Loi causale. Des enchaînements causals ou causaux. ♢ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Corps causal — En ésotérisme occidental, le corps causal est censé être un corps suprasensible ou subtil, qui recueillant les fruits karmiques d une existence, en conserve comme une quintessence laquelle sera la cause déterminant les forces disponibles dans l… …   Wikipédia en Français


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