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nonmechanical

(ˌnɒnmɪˈkænɪkəl)
adj
(Mechanical Engineering) not involving the use of machines or physical forces
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Adj.1.nonmechanical - not mechanical
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
2.nonmechanical - (of a person) lacking mechanical skills
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
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Group 1 (G1) received room air throughout hospitalization; group 2 (G2) required ventilator support (mechanical or nonmechanical) and survived; and group 3 (G3) required ventilator support and died.
The repairs are very extensive, with seven mechanical elements requiring removal, cleaning, inspection, repair or replacement and a further four nonmechanical pieces needing repair and alteration work.
(3,4) Secondary damage (delayed nonmechanical damage) results from consecutive pathological processes initiated at the moment of injury, leading to ischemia, brain edema, and intracranial hypertension that, in treatment terms, are sensitive to therapeutic interventions and can be monitored, and nursing staff are the ones who are there aiming to minimize the damage caused by this process.
Suffocation includes hanging, asphyxiation, smothering, and other mechanical and nonmechanical threats to oxygenation (e.g., trapped in low oxygen environment).
Nonmechanical energies were subdivided in environmental, poisons, nonenvironmental, and other categories.
The primary function of keratins is to protect epithelial cells from mechanical and nonmechanical stresses that can lead to cell death.
Not only has a nonmechanical interaction between the bone system and muscles been described, but a biochemical coupling has been described as well, in which muscle is able to secrete molecules that affect bone formation; in this way, some myosins, cytokines, and other bone growth factors involved in the communication between skeletal muscle and bone tissue have been found [56].
Naumann, "Corneal endothelial cell loss after nonmechanical penetrating keratoplasty depends on diagnosis: a regression analysis," Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol.
Higher incidence observed among third to fifth decade (25.75 years [+ or -]12.54 SD) having age range of 11-45 years with inclusion of children as well, higher incidence in female, patchy nature of ischemia, presence of hemorrhagic fluid, acute onset of disease, nonmechanical nature of intestinal obstruction, and area and season specific nature of the disease suggest the possibility of exposure to food allergens or nutritional poisoning, environmental toxins, or allergens.
Li et al., "Light-driven wide-range nonmechanical beam steering and spectrum scanning based on a self-organized liquid crystal grating enabled by a chiral molecular switch," Advanced Optical Materials, vol.
Others included myocardial injury, age >60 years, organ failure, and nonmechanical ventilation.