noninvasive

adjective
non·​in·​va·​sive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of noninvasive

1 : not tending to spread specifically : not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue noninvasive cancer of the bladder
2 : not being or involving an invasive medical procedure noninvasive imaging techniques

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Other Words from noninvasive

noninvasively adverb

Examples of noninvasive in a Sentence

noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity
Recent Examples on the Web Without the cost of surgery, noninvasive devices could offer an even better deal. Katie Palmer, STAT, "A new crop of medical devices are trying to hack the vagus nerve to treat disease," 24 Apr. 2021 In the meantime, Shawn Li’s E3A Healthcare, which is also based in Singapore, is developing noninvasive care for newborns. Yue Wang, Forbes, "30 Under 30 Asia: The Young Entrepreneurs Innovating In Healthcare," 19 Apr. 2021 All guests over age 2 will be asked to wear a mask at the theme parks (even on the rides at Great America) and team members will conduct noninvasive temperature screenings when guests arrive. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, "Six Flags opens April 24; Hurricane Harbor opens May 29," 14 Apr. 2021 Unlike a facelift or a painful chemical peel, microcurrent facial therapy is completely noninvasive and doesn't require any recovery time or large wads of cash. Greta Good, Chron, "If 2020 gave you wrinkles, you need this microcurrent device for 2021," 7 Apr. 2021 Compared with noninvasive methods, mechanical ventilation was also suspected to better contain viral particles and carry less risk of infection for hospital staff. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "How do you treat coronavirus? Here are physicians’ best strategies," 16 Mar. 2021 Most covid patients are now first given noninvasive respiratory support instead, such as high-flow nasal oxygen or continuous positive airway pressure, known as CPAP. Washington Post, "Ventilators were embraced as pandemic lifesavers. Now some covid patients wrongly fear the machines will kill them.," 16 Mar. 2021 But in the second study, researchers used a noninvasive technique called transcranial alternating current stimulation to deliver electrical pulses through electrodes placed on participants’ scalps. New York Times, "Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression?," 24 Feb. 2021 CoolTone is a noninvasive treatment that helps tone muscles via the equivalent of over 2,000 sit ups in just 30 minutes — while lying down. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know Before Trying CoolTone, the Newest Body Contouring Device," 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noninvasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninvasive. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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noninvasive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of noninvasive

medical : done without cutting the body or putting something into the body

noninvasive

adjective
non·​in·​va·​sive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio) \

Medical Definition of noninvasive

1 : not tending to spread specifically : not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue noninvasive cancer of the bladder
2 : not being or involving an invasive medical procedure noninvasive imaging techniques that do not require the injection of dyes

Other Words from noninvasive

noninvasively adverb
noninvasiveness noun

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