Medical Dictionary


adj in·di·rect \ˌin-də-ˈrekt, -dī-\

Medical Definition of INDIRECT

:  not direct: as a :  not resulting directly from an action or cause (as a disease) <indirect effects of malaria> b :  involving intermediate or intervening parts or pathways <stimulation of one eye elicits narrowing of the pupil of the other eye by an indirect reaction> <indirect attachment of a muscle through tendons>
:  involving or being immunofluorescence in which antibodies of two kinds are used of which the first combine with a specific protein and the second contain a fluorescent label and combine with the antibodies of the first type
indirectly adverb
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