genetic susceptibility

Pronunciation:(jeh-NEH-tik suh-SEP-tih-BIH-lih-tee)

Definition: An inherited increase in the risk of developing a disease. Also called genetic predisposition.Cancer.govPatient

Definition: Increased likelihood or chance of developing a particular disease due to the presence of one or more gene mutations and/or a family history that indicates an increased risk of the disease. Also called genetic predisposition.GeneticsHealth professional

susceptibilidad genéticaAumento heredado del riesgo de padecer de una enfermedad. También se llama predisposición genética.Cancer.govPatient Date last modified: 2007-06-05