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Causality

"Causality" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Causality" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Causality" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 644 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 43 publications in 2013 and 2015
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