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  1. #1

    "associated" and "implicated"

    Please tell me the difference between "associated" and "implicated" in this case.

    "Toward an understanding of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI):
    statement of a consensus panel"

    The Panel has defined a donor as associated with a TRALI reaction if one of
    his or her blood components was transfused during the 6 hours preceding the
    first clinical manifestation of TRALI. The Panel has defined an associated
    donor as implicated in TRALI if antibodies to an HLA Class I or II antigen
    HNA with specificity against an antigen present on the recipient’s WBCs
    are detected.


    My guess is that the word "associated" means the donor is possibly the cause of TRALI, and the word "implicated" means the donor is definitely the cause of it.
    Is this correct?

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    Re: "associated" and "implicated"

    Implicated refers to implying.

    associated means as an associate.

    Implication would be a negative type word, where associated would be positive.

    "I don't want to be implicated with thieves, but would like to be associated with nice people."

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    Re: "associated" and "implicated"

    Thank you very much for your reply.
    I understand the general meaning of the two words.
    But I would like to know the exact meaning of the two words "in this context".
    Because I have to translate this to Japanese.
    If you paraphrase them, what would they be like?

    Could anybody please help me?

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    Re: "associated" and "implicated"

    After a second thought, I’d like to correct my guess.
    In this case, “associated” means “just related” and “implicated” means “considered to be the cause”.
    How about this?

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    #5

    Re: "associated" and "implicated"

    I think that they work fine (your second guess) in the context.

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    Re: "associated" and "implicated"

    Thank you very much!!!

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