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Precipitating Factors

Introduction: Precipitating Factors

Description of Precipitating Factors

Precipitating Factors: Factors associated with the definitive onset of a disease, illness, accident, behavioral response, or course of action. Usually one factor is more important or more obviously recognizable than others, if several are involved, and one may often be regarded as "necessary". Examples include exposure to specific disease; amount or level of an infectious organism, drug, or noxious agent, etc.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Precipitating Factors

The following list attempts to classify Precipitating Factors into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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