specific therapy

spe·cif·ic ther·a·py

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

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

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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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.
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: Medical devices and medical supplies specific therapy of peripheral vascular disease ( renal angioplasty , peripheral angioplasty balloon angioplasty with stent peripheral , aortic aneurysm treatment with stent / graft , vena cava filter installation ) ;
Instead of focusing on any one specific therapy, he describes how successful preventative programs are structured and function, and gives practical advice on the creation and implementation of a successful preventative program.
According to the company, Pro-Ject is small and lightweight and allows for easy adaptation to specific therapy needs, with the core technology providing design freedom to optimize the user interface.
Our findings may ultimately lead to the identification of a novel and specific therapy for lung cancer.
Rachel Laing, a University of California graduate researcher, said: "The PET scan offers a preview for how the tumour will react to a specific therapy.
The collaboration covers development of a new cancer diagnostic test for use in determining the suitability of a specific therapy.
While most viruses do not currently have a specific therapy, there are specific therapies for several viruses such as influenza and certain herpes viruses.
Therefore I posted a confidential questionnaire to all anaesthetists in our department asking if they were aware of any specific therapy available for the treatment of massive LA overdose.
Although there is no specific therapy, retinal hemorrhage may be an indication for early and aggressive correction of thrombocytopenia.
The breakthrough could mean advances in treatments for people with cadasil, a condition which currently has no specific therapy.
HRSA emphasizes that no specific therapy has been found to treat WNV and any treatment recommended is supportive only.

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