Specific disease

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Related to Specific disease: morbidity
(Med.) A disease which produces a determinate definite effect upon the blood and tissues or upon some special tissue
A disease which is itself uniformly produced by a definite and peculiar poison or organism.

See also: specific, specific

References in classic literature ?
Fred was not a gambler: he had not that specific disease in which the suspension of the whole nervous energy on a chance or risk becomes as necessary as the dram to the drunkard; he had only the tendency to that diffusive form of gambling which has no alcoholic intensity, but is carried on with the healthiest chyle-fed blood, keeping up a joyous imaginative activity which fashions events according to desire, and having no fears about its own weather, only sees the advantage there must be to others in going aboard with it.
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.
In addition, they perfectly fit into key missions of precision medicine [i.e., understanding large variability between individuals in both the development and the clinical manifestations of the specific disease, as well as variability in individuals' response to dietary, lifestyle, and pharmacological interventions]."
With the ability to efficiently analyze small datasets that focus on the specific disease of interest, QPOP and other small dataset-based Al platforms can rationally design optimal drug combinations that are effective and based on real experimental data and not mechanistic assumptions or predictive modeling.
However, the cases involved various ailments and not any one specific disease, she said in a statement.
The scientific community has known about kratom's opioid characteristics since 1996, but it has sat in regulatory limbo since it makes no specific disease treatment claims.
It was reported yesterday that the collaboration is aimed at investigating exosome-mediated delivery of RNAs with high medical relevance to targets for specific disease areas of focus to Boehringer Ingelheim.
According to law, the patient could only be referred to the other country when there would be no any facility of treatment for a specific disease but documents failed to provide further details.
The partnership is core to Argen-X's strategy to be the preferred antibody partner of global leaders in specific disease areas beyond its own focus, CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren said.
That technology can identify individuals from the general population who have a higher likelihood for contracting a specific disease, and treat them in advance or at an early stage.
* PHASE 2: More testing is done, but in several hundred people with the specific disease or condition that the drug is meant to treat.
"Genomic research is going to apply stem cell research not only to a specific disease but to a specific person with a disease.