proximate cause

noun

Medical Definition of proximate cause

: a cause that directly or with no intervening agency produces an effect whether the negligence was the proximate cause of the pneumoniaJournal of the American Medical Association

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“Proximate cause.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proximate%20cause. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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