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Word: predispose

Definition: give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition


Sentences Containing 'predispose'

Giving IV potassium at faster rates (20–25 mEq/hr) may predispose to ventricular tachycardias and requires intensive monitoring.
In an emergency, intravenous clenbuterol or atropine may be used, but care must be exercised with atropine, as it may predispose to adverse systemic side effects such as mydriasis, excitement, GI stasis and colic.
In rare hosts, losses of specialist parasites can predispose hosts to infection by emergent parasites.
Studies have been done to explore certain factors that predispose individuals to ORI.
There are additional genes being discovered that also predispose to AS and associated diseases.

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