nonspecific therapy

non·spe·cif·ic ther·a·py

a therapy that does not directly relate to the cause; for example, the injection of a foreign protein, typhoid vaccine, etc., to induce fever in the treatment of certain diseases, especially those of a parasyphilitic nature.
Synonym(s): phlogotherapy

nonspecific therapy

The use of injections of foreign proteins or bacterial vaccines in the treatment of infection to stimulate general immunological responses.
See: specific therapy
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Nonspecific therapy did best, perhaps, because it was supportive without being overwhelming and paradoxically allowed a stronger focus on anorexia symptoms.