genetic predisposition

Pronunciation:(jeh-NEH-tik PREE-dih-spuh-ZIH-shun)

Definition: An inherited increase in the risk of developing a disease. Also called genetic susceptibility.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 susceptibility.GeneticsHealth professional

predisposición genéticaAumento de la probabilidad de padecer de una enfermedad en particular. También se llama susceptibilidad genética.Cancer.govPatient2005-12-22 Date last modified: 2007-06-05