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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.

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