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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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This is called their nonspecific effect, and these actions can be strongly beneficial or equally detrimental.
Acupuncture has been reported to be effective in providing symptomatic relief of chronic low back pain However, it is not known whether the effects of acupuncture are due to the needling itself or nonspecific effects arising from the manipulation.
Within this subgroup, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (iNSIP) account for 55% and 25% of cases, respectively.
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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.
Abstract: This study investigated nonspecific behaviors as early indications of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
With the focus still being on the practical side of interpreting non-neoplastic lung biopsy specimens by the general surgical pathologist, this covers general handling and interpretation of lung biopsies, acute lung injury patterns, including diffuse alveolar damage and bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, drug-induced lung disease, systematic diseases involving the lung, pulmonary vasculitis, primary lymphoid lung lesions, unusual pneumonias, granulomatous infections, lung involvement in AIDS, pulmonary hypertension and other vascular disorders, pediatric disorders, specific and nonspecific diseases of uncertain etiology, nonspecific inflammatory and destructive diseases and transbronchial lung biopsy.
The national HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan (1) has several recommendations for infection control in the hospital setting but is weaker and nonspecific in other areas such as control of influenza in the community.
They also used a measurement of symptoms related to depression and anxiety (the K-10 scale) to assess nonspecific emotional distress (J.
But an inconsistency of gaze arose as jazz dancers often make a direct connection with the audience, and the choreographer more frequently opts for a nonspecific modern dance focus.
It's a world of anodyne, nonspecific kindness--the sort that arises not from real feeling but out of something much more abstract and impersonal, even slightly sinister.
Most affected patients experience nasal obstruction and epistaxis along with a wide array of other nonspecific findings that are generally present for less than 1 year.