specific therapy

spe·cif·ic ther·a·py

therapy aimed at the cause(s) of a disease process, as opposed to symptomatic therapy.
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specific therapy

Administration of a remedy acting directly against the cause of a disease, as penicillin for syphilis or acyclovir for herpes simplex virus. See: nonspecific therapy
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spe·cif·ic ther·a·py

(spĕ-sifik thāră-pē)
Treatment aimed at cause(s) of a disease process, as opposed to symptomatic therapy.
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Patients admitted into the Royal Derby Hospital would receive stroke specific therapy input at the weekend.
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"Unit-based billing more accurately records and reimburses for the specific therapy service being delivered and is standard practice in other outpatient settings," Weldon said.
I've had three versions of my childhood hero hand in their resignations to me and there's no specific therapy for that, that's really quite difficult.
The Department of Physiotherapy at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has concluded a water specific therapy workshop offering hands-on hydrotherapy skills to its clinical physiotherapists.
The Department of Physiotherapy atHamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently concluded a Water Specific Therapy Workshop offering hands-on hydrotherapy skills to its clinical physiotherapists.
The trial also validated the IDH1 gene, first discovered in 2009, as a prognostic biomarker that helps predict survival of a patient regardless of treatment used, and suggested IDH1 also could be a predictive biomarker (a patient's response to a specific therapy) to identify patients who would benefit from the combination therapy.
Hypertension is common in Africa, as is heart failure.!11 Establishing the cause of AHF would enable specific therapy to be started as a matter of urgency.

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