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nonspecific

 [non-spĕ-sif´ik]
1. not due to any single known cause.
2. not directed against a particular agent, but rather having a general effect.

nonspecific

/non·spe·cif·ic/ (non″spĭ-sif´ik)
1. not due to any single known cause.
2. not directed against a particular agent, but rather having a general effect.

nonspecific

(nŏn′spĭ-sĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an infection not known to be caused by a specific pathogen: nonspecific urethritis.
2. Of or relating to immunity that occurs naturally as a result of a person's genetic makeup or physiology and does not arise from a previous infection or vaccination.

nonspecific

1. not due to any single known cause.
2. not directed against a particular agent, but rather having a general effect.

nonspecific colitis
diarrheic disease of growing pigs resembling a mild form of swine dysentery; associated with infection by Serpulinainnocens. Called also grower pig scours.
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The investigation of a nonspecific inflammation should involve otoscopy, bacteriology and mycology, irrigation and cleaning, audiography and tuning-fork tests, and sometimes Schuller's-view radiography to exclude mastoiditis.
In the Karaganda region of the Republic of Kazakhstan, nonspecific tuberculin reactions are commonly registered in farm cattle, despite the low incidence of TB among cattle (2 to 3 unsatisfactory cases were registered on average during the last 10 years).
The main objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of specific stabilization exercises with routine physical therapy provided in patients with nonspecific chronic mechanical low back pain.
Table-II: Gender wise distribution of frequency of serum 25 (OH) D deficiencies (<50nmol/L) in cases (Persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pains) and controls.
Features suggestive of systemic involvement were more commonly found in patients with LE nonspecific skin lesions.
DTP vaccinations had been administered after the measles vaccine, canceling out the beneficial nonspecific effects that should have been seen.
1), (11) Although they are nonspecific, bibasilar crackles are the cardinal feature on respiratory examination.
The following review brings the latest guidelines and research to bear on these questions--and others--as you care for patients with nonspecific low back pain.
Abstract: This study investigated nonspecific behaviors as early indications of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Antihistamines are commonly given to children with a nonspecific cough (a cough that doesn't bring up anything, is not related to a respiratory infection, and lasts at least three weeks).
With the focus still being on the practical side of interpreting non-neoplastic lung biopsy specimens by the general surgical pathologist, this covers general handling and interpretation of lung biopsies, acute lung injury patterns, including diffuse alveolar damage and bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, drug-induced lung disease, systematic diseases involving the lung, pulmonary vasculitis, primary lymphoid lung lesions, unusual pneumonias, granulomatous infections, lung involvement in AIDS, pulmonary hypertension and other vascular disorders, pediatric disorders, specific and nonspecific diseases of uncertain etiology, nonspecific inflammatory and destructive diseases and transbronchial lung biopsy.
A review of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of 162 children with nonspecific, chronic cough indicates that empirical treatment with antihistamines is not recommended in this setting, the authors concluded.