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Sporadic

 

occurring occasionally. In medicine, the term “sporadic” characterizes illnesses not associated with an epidemic (for example, sporadic cases of influenza) or with an endemic (for example, sporadic goiter).

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In countries where it is endemic, Q fever usually occurs sporadically and may be underdiagnosed and underreported (6,8).
But the author errs when he steers away from a detailed documentary of one or a handful of medical students, whose maturation and changing attitudes would have provided far more insight into the workings of Harvard Med than this sporadically entertaining volume.
Marguerite's correspondence is referred to only sporadically, while her mystical poetry, which often overtly exploits images of ravishment and rapture, is ignored.
Historically, the Commonwealth Mine just north of this section was active during 1895 thru 1942 and sporadically had operations during economical years until 1994.
Fighting continued sporadically through the next two weeks at the Castaic grounds in various dormitories, resulting in the suspension of mail, phone and laundry privileges for the inmates and the lockdown of all county jail facilities.
And along the way, he has begun sporadically adding his name and/or the date to the painting.
The billion-ton blobs of magnetized gas that the sun sporadically hurls into space have a speed limit, a new study suggests.
He earned an actual living sporadically, rarely doing the same job more than a year until the last decade of his life, when he held a university position.
They can appear sporadically or in association with neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease).
From its beginning in the 1950's, the semiconductor industry has been characterized by a four year cycle which has been sporadically modified by unexpected economic factors.
She was placed in the ballet division of an all-purpose children's theatrical school and also studied sporadically with a few other teachers.
As the next year unfolds, more spec and build-to-suit projects will be sporadically starting up in New Jersey.