SECONDARY CAUSE

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Factor which assists the primary cause, and is insufficient, in itself, to lead to a disorder.

SECONDARY CAUSE: "Lack of exercise could be termed a secondary cause of heart disease, if smoking was also a factor."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SECONDARY CAUSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-cause/ (accessed December 1, 2022).

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