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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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Nonspecific inflammations are localized in the auricle, external auditory meatus, and regional lymph nodes.
Researchers studied various diagnostic tests to differentiate nonspecific reactions.
10,11 Symptoms of pericardial effusion are nonspecific, and few patients have classic presentation of tamponade.
10 However, these clinical guidelines are contradictory in practice to prescribing patient specific exercise11 that varies according to the individual assessment of the clinician and imply nonspecific general exercise to be prescribed to every low back patient without considering the individual clinical sign.
Persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pains are frequently seen in medical and chiropractic clinics.
Out of the 40 patients included in the study, 16 (40%) had LE nonspecific lesions, all of whom had features of SLE as well.
Caption: Examples of nonspecific reactivity of polyclonal Napsin A (p-Napsin A) antibody in mucinous adenocarcinomas of various extrapulmonary sites, as confirmed by completely negative staining with monoclonal Napsin A (m-Napsin A) antibody (A through F).
This examination revealed that measles, BCG, and vaccinia (smallpox) vaccines all seem to have nonspecific effects that are beneficial, reducing death rates from a wide range of infectious disease, while DPT can increase risk of females" dying from infections other than the three
asbestos) HIV infection Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic NSIP Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis UIP = usual interstitial pneumonia; NSIP = nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.
Use acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or muscle relaxants for short-term relief of acute nonspecific low back pain.
This is done in a manner distinctly different from the nonspecific effects of placebo and suggestion, although hypnosis may also draw on those nonspecific influences, as do all psychotherapeutic modalities.
van Eijsden-Besseling MD, Staal JB, van Attekum A, de Bie RA, van den Heuvel WJA (2008) No difference between postural exercises and strength and fitness exercises for early, nonspecific, work-related upper limb disorders in visual display unit workers: a randomised trial.