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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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Keywords: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, Nonspecific pleuritis, Exudative, Pleural effusion, Follow-up.
Mechanical LPB may be specific or nonspecific. Under its continuance, LBP may be acute (lower than six weeks), sub-acute (continuingsix to 12 weeks), chronic (continuingmore than 12 weeks), and recurring.2 Non-specific LBP is not assignable to familiar cause and corresponds 90-95% of the subjects of LBP.
About 57% of prescriptions were for specific psychiatric indications, 22% were for nonspecific symptoms, and 21% were for general medical diagnoses, Dr.
He told veterinarians if "diagnosis is nonspecific for separation anxiety, our treatment measures are also nonspecific.
However, many of these biopsies are not completely normal but have only minor, nonspecific histologic changes.
This study was planned around the hypothesis that irisin, a peptide hormone and focus of considerable recent interest, may be useful in distinguishing AA from other nonspecific acute abdominal pains.
avium on 59 cattle showed that the sensitins were highly effective in differentiating nonspecific reactions and demonstrated the expedience of their application.Using sensitins for lifetime differentiation of nonspecific reactions to tuberculin mammalian in healthy animals and cattle recovering from tuberculosis prevents the premature slaughtering of commercially valuable animals of a reproductive age.
Material and Methods: Patients aged 12 years or more presenting to Medical OPD with persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pains for more than 3 months were selected as cases, while healthy individuals served as controls.
Cutaneous manifestations of LE were charted out as LE specific and LE nonspecific according to Gilliam's classification.
In some patients, Gram stained smears showed only polymorphonuclear cells but no other finding, such patients were grouped under nonspecific vaginal discharge.
Inpatients whose GGH didn't shift with prone imaging were labelled as nonspecific GGH.