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non-specific

1. Not attributable to any definite causal organism.
2. Of a drug, having a general, as distinct from a particular, effect.
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With any given client, the relative contribution of specific or non-specific factors to outcome is often difficult to disentangle.
The guidelines include a summary, methods, definitions and epidemiology, evidence for patient assessment to diagnose and prognose chronic non-specific low back pain, and evidence for the efficacy of interventions.
In the interest of simplifying reports and eliminating redundant information given to clinicians, some laboratories have moved to eliminating the non-specific term poikilocytosis and reporting only the specific type of abnormal RBC forms, (2) such as spherocytes, acanthocytes, and teardrops.
In NON-SPECIFIC THREAT II (Monstrous Depravity), 2003, the man looks in our direction; in NON-SPECIFIC THREAT VII (Unrelenting Vengeance), 2003, he turns almost completely away.
Precancerous exfoliated cells can be routinely identified in pathology departments by cytologic examination of washings or brushings from bronchi, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, bile and pancreatic ducts, sputum and urine; however, the detection of exfoliated cancer cells by routine cytopathological examination is limited because of the presence of few atypical cells in specimens, the difficulty of distinguishing low grade dysplasias from non-specific reactive or inflammatory changes, and the low sensitivity and specificity of the available diagnostic methodology.
For example, if a patient is admitted with chest pain and non-specific ECG changes, and is found later to have elevated troponins, then the principle diagnosis would be acute non-q wave (sub-endocardial) myocardial infarction, at the time of discharge.
The Pentagon called it a "credible, non-specific threat" aimed at Americans, not just the military.
"* Although clinical presentation varied among patients, frequently occurring features included non-specific prodromal signs and symptoms of fatigue, malaise, anorexia and nausea, with or without abnormal serum transaminase levels.
When an otherwise healthy youngster has diarrhea for more than 15 days, then, medically speaking, it's called "non-specific" diarrhea.
Rather, plaintiff contended only that the "scaffold" with which he was provided was not a "proper" one within the meaning of the regulation because it was not "of such kind and quality of a reasonable and prudent person experienced in construction operations would require in order to provide safe working conditions." The Court rejected the welder's argument and held that he did not prove any violation of 12 NYCRR [sections] 23-1.25(d), which the Court found to be a broad, non-specific regulatory standard and interpreted this regulation as simply requiring a safe working place.
Doctors were mistakenly under the impression that a diagnosis of Epstein-Barr syndrome required only a non-specific illness and a positive test for the virus, says Holmes.
Contract notice: M19t20035:Supply of small electronic equipment, current and non-specific.

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