NAME

SemanticWeb::Schema::MedicalCause - The causative agent(s) that are responsible for the pathophysiologic process that eventually results in a medical condition

VERSION

version v5.0.0

DESCRIPTION

The causative agent(s) that are responsible for the pathophysiologic process that eventually results in a medical condition, symptom or sign. In this schema, unless otherwise specified this is meant to be the proximate cause of the medical condition, symptom or sign. The proximate cause is defined as the causative agent that most directly results in the medical condition, symptom or sign. For example, the HIV virus could be considered a cause of AIDS. Or in a diagnostic context, if a patient fell and sustained a hip fracture and two days later sustained a pulmonary embolism which eventuated in a cardiac arrest, the cause of the cardiac arrest (the proximate cause) would be the pulmonary embolism and not the fall. Medical causes can include cardiovascular, chemical, dermatologic, endocrine, environmental, gastroenterologic, genetic, hematologic, gynecologic, iatrogenic, infectious, musculoskeletal, neurologic, nutritional, obstetric, oncologic, otolaryngologic, pharmacologic, psychiatric, pulmonary, renal, rheumatologic, toxic, traumatic, or urologic causes; medical conditions can be causes as well.

ATTRIBUTES

cause_of

causeOf

The condition, complication, symptom, sign, etc. caused.

A cause_of should be one of the following types:

InstanceOf['SemanticWeb::Schema::MedicalEntity']

SEE ALSO

SemanticWeb::Schema::MedicalEntity

SOURCE

The development version is on github at https://github.com/robrwo/SemanticWeb-Schema and may be cloned from git://github.com/robrwo/SemanticWeb-Schema.git

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://github.com/robrwo/SemanticWeb-Schema/issues

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

Robert Rothenberg <rrwo@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2018-2019 by Robert Rothenberg.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)