If there is no predisposing trauma—well, that might mean real trouble.
Muscular debility and undue laxness of ligaments resulting from disease or previous dislocation are also predisposing factors.
Whether he was conscious of any predisposing cause, was another question.
Whatever tends to constipate the bowels may be reckoned a predisposing cause.
As with other vices, the predisposing cause is a lack of moral stamina.
Because among such people intemperance prevails, this vice has been regarded as predisposing to cholera.
What strikes me is a parallel in the predisposing causes of each attack.
But there are among the predisposing causes some which exert a more special influence on its production than others.
We do not well understand even the predisposing factors in its causation.
This we shall do under two headings—namely, predisposing and Exciting.
predispose pre·dis·pose (prē'dĭ-spōz')
v. pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing, pre·dis·pos·es
To make susceptible, as to a disease.