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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

(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.
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The potential of thoracoscopy to examine the entire pleural cavity and to allow multiple tissue sampling in large numbers under visual inspection are the main advantages for the diagnostic success of this procedure.10,11 However, some patients with exudative PE are diagnosed as nonspecific pleuritis and the aetiology remains unclear even after thoracoscopic biopsy.5,12-15 The main diagnostic value of thoracoscopy in this patient group is the exclusion of malignancy and TB.16
(7) Nonspecific reactive hepatitis again includes a group of similar findings to the minor nonspecific changes often seen in biopsies from asymptomatic patients with elevated aminotransferases.
The mean WBC and CRP values in patients with AA and PA were significantly higher compared to patients with nonspecific abdominal pain (Table 5).
Instructions for diagnosing TB in animals(1999) suggest using a simultaneous test with PPD tuberculin from AM for differential diagnosis of nonspecific reactions.
Vitamin D deficiency is not associated with nonspecific musculoskeletal pain syndromes including fibromyalgia.
The most common LE nonspecific lesion was non-scarring alopecia with predominant telogen effluvium.
Pulmonary diseases that are induced by chemotherapy represent particular challenges for radiologists due to nonspecific and atypical imaging features.
DTP vaccinations had been administered after the measles vaccine, canceling out the beneficial nonspecific effects that should have been seen.
Considering the dental status in the sexes, the dentate males and females showed a statistically significant difference in nonspecific (P = 0.048), straight (P = 0.001), and wavy (P = 0.001) patterns, while the edentulous group showed significant difference in straight (P = 0.020), wavy (P < 0.001), unification (P < 0.001), nonspecific (P = 0.001), and circular (P = 0.048) patterns.
Granulomatous prostatitis: Distinction among allergic, nonspecific, and post-transurethral resection lesions.
Acupuncture has been reported to be effective in providing symptomatic relief of chronic low back pain However, it is not known whether the effects of acupuncture are due to the needling itself or nonspecific effects arising from the manipulation.
Within this subgroup, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (iNSIP) account for 55% and 25% of cases, respectively.