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nonspecific

[¦nän·spə′sif·ik]
(medicine)
Not attributable to any one definite cause, as a disease not caused by one particular microorganism, or an immunity not conferred by a specific antibody.
(pharmacology)
Of medicines or therapy, not counteracting any one causative agent.
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BCG vaccine also has a beneficial nonspecific effect.
UIP and NSIP patterns on HRCT scan (1-3) UIP NSIP Bilateral reticular opacities Bilateral reticular opacities Ground-glass opacities not Bilateral ground-glass prominent opacities Basal and subpleural Basal predominance, diffuse or predominance subpleural Fibrosis and honeycombing Honeycombing minimal or absent With or without traction With or without traction bronchiectasis bronchiectasis UIP = usual interstitial pneumonia; NSIP = nonspecific interstitial pneumonia; HRCT = high-resolution computerised tomography.
In this study common words whose dictionary definitions are congruent with observed nonspecific behaviors were used to categorize behaviors.
To more broadly assess the specificity of (and the effects of nonspecific proteins on) the metal-dependent inhibition reported above, we determined the impact of As(III), Cd(II), Co(II), Fe(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II) on AP endonuclease, 1 nt gap polymerase fill-in, 5'-flap structure-specific endonuclease, and nick ligation activities in whole-cell extracts (see substrates depicted in Figure 1B and assays described in Figure 5 legend).
The wells were preincubated as for the nonspecific binding experiments with the exception that modified assay buffer containing, additionally, 0.
Nonspecific, concentration-dependent stimulation and repression of mammalian gene expression by small interfering RNAs (siRNAs).
In the randomized controlled study, 56 patients with anorexia nervosa were randomized to receive 20 1-hour sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy (19 patients), interpersonal therapy (21), or nonspecific supportive clinical management (16) over 6 months.
I was also interested in the power of ambiguity in nonspecific gesture: how movement can be rich in meaning yet abstract, as it is in Balanchine's or Cunningham's work.
This condition of progressive decline is sometimes referred to as "failure to thrive" (FTT), a syndrome of nonspecific symptoms.
Protocols used for measuring transferrin in serum or urine cannot be used, because the matrix of this fluid produces high-intensity nonspecific reactions, mainly as a result of interactions between samples and buffer components such as polyethylene glycol (PEG).
Manny Penate, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AlphaStaff, noted that unlike other Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) or HROs in the Texas market that rely on a nonspecific sales force to reach customers, AlphaStaff's services are primarily marketed through multiple insurance agency channels.
Complementary medicine practitioners are aware of the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and other nonspecific factors, and utilise them in everyday practice.