DIATHESIS

The inherited susceptibility to diseases and disorders. See genetic predisoposition.

DIATHESIS: "Joe had diathesis to diabetes and heart disiease."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIATHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diathesis/ (accessed April 3, 2020).
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