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general

/gen·er·al/ (jen´er-al) affecting many parts or all parts of the organism; not local.

70s, the rules of

A mnemonic for CNS tumors
70s, rule of
General 70% are primary CNS neoplasms, 70% of primary CNS neoplasms are glial, 70% of primary glial tumors are astrocytomas; 70% of astrocytomas are high grade
Children 70% of tumors arise in the posterior fossa, 70% of those occurring before age 2 are medulloblastomas; 70% of supratentorial tumors are craniopharyngiomas
Adults 70% are in the hemispheres, 70% of those in the pineal region are germinomas, 70% of those in the pituitary gland are adenomas, of which 70% are chromophobe adenomas

general

in a clinical context means whole of body.

general clinical assessment
an overall statement on the patient's state of health.
general clinical examination
a complete clinical examination including all body systems.
general populations
include all classes and levels of animals (or plants) without any attempt to categorize them.
References in classic literature ?
Your excellency shall soon see how good, by the game strung up to this yard," replied the general.
It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.
These words were followed by a general murmur, and it was evident that several of the members were discussing the propriety of making the general repent of his rashness.
General Wolfe was at the head of his soldiers, and, while encouraging them onward, received a mortal wound.
Even before luncheon was half finished I had asked myself the old, eternal question: "WHY do I continue to dance attendance upon the General, instead of having left him and his family long ago?
The fires of the enemy's general were plainly to be perceived on the other side of the abbey.
Something was certainly to be concealed; her fancy, though it had trespassed lately once or twice, could not mislead her here; and what that something was, a short sentence of Miss Tilney's, as they followed the general at some distance downstairs, seemed to point out: "I was going to take you into what was my mother's room -- the room in which she died -- " were all her words; but few as they were, they conveyed pages of intelligence to Catherine.
The prince's expression was so good-natured at this moment, and so entirely free from even a suspicion of unpleasant feeling was the smile with which he looked at the general as he spoke, that the latter suddenly paused, and appeared to gaze at his guest from quite a new point of view, all in an instant.
You don't know what you're talking about," continued the General, seating himself upon a large cut diamond.
said those who had listened; but Tip thought most of the Army was too much engaged in chattering to pay attention to the words of the General.
I gave him a digest of its contents," the General replied.
There has been a late excellent and deservedly esteemed philosopher who, no doubt, has given it very much countenance, by seeming to think the having abstract general ideas is what puts the widest difference in point of understanding betwixt man and beast.