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non·spe·cif·ic

 (nŏn′spĭ-sĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an infection not known to be caused by a specific pathogen: nonspecific urethritis.
2. Of or relating to immunity that occurs naturally as a result of a person's genetic makeup or physiology and does not arise from a previous infection or vaccination.

nonspecific

(ˌnɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk)
adj
not explicit, particular, or definite
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonspecific - not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
specific - being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
Translations

nonspecific

a. sin especificación.

nonspecific

adj inespecífico
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Written in ambiguous, convuluted language, the convention commits developed countries in a nonspecific way to adopt national policies that limit emissions and enhance "sinks" and "reservoirs" that absorb and store greenhouse gases.
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Although gross findings are nonspecific, relapsing polychondritis is characterized by an overall thickening of the cartilage of the ear, nose, epiglottis, and cricoid and tracheal rings.
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Diseases of the external ear can be classified as nonspecific and specific inflammations.
The problem with the first-generation screen, which costs about $4 per blood sample, is that nonspecific cellular debris from the initial cell culture in which the virus wag grown can be present in the well with the virus.
Because its symptoms are nonspecific, a high index of suspicion is critical if the physician is to detect it.
In any case, he adds, many therapists are more concerned with nonspecific factors, such as the quality and strength of the relationship with a patient.
Belonging to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, COX-2 inhibitors were developed in the late 1990s as an alternative to another group of medications called nonspecific NSAIDS, which inhibit the production of COX-2 along with the enzyme Cyclooxygenase-1, or COX-1.
In addition, the use of a zero calibrator eliminates the effects of nonspecific binding, thus reducing false positives that are often common with other methodologies.
They are typically very reactive and nonspecific, attacking a variety of structures.
The standard culture method of detecting Oxf is cumbersome, expensive, and nonspecific.