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/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


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.
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1) However, HIV-positive people with a recent viral load below 400 or 500 copies and a recent CD4 count between 350 and 500 (rather than 500 or higher) had a higher death rate than the general population.
These findings confirm the main result of a 2435-person study in France that compared death rates in antiretroviral-treated people with HIV and the general population.
4 Death rates of older HIV-positive people relative to the general population may not look as good.
As might be expected, both male and female teacher education students scored significantly higher than the general population group.
females scored significantly higher than the general population, and there was no significant difference between males and the general population.
Neither the male or female groups were significantly different from the general population norms on this scale.

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