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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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Myopericarditis as a complication of nonspecific colitis. Am J Case Rep 2014 Feb;15:82-84.
The colonoscopic biopsies in this context are often reported by pathologists as nonspecific colitis. It is challenging in these situation to determine whether this cohort of patients will benefit by medications such as mesalamine.
Polyps in the large gut constitute the most important causes of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding in children followed by inflammatory causes (nonspecific colitis and inflammatory bowel disease).

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