nonresponder

noun non·re·spond·er \ ˌnän-ri-ˈspän-dər \
Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of nonresponder

plural nonresponders
: one that does not respond
  • survey nonresponders
: someone (such as a patient) or something (such as a cell) that does not respond to something (such as medical treatment or an antigen)
  • a patient who was a nonresponder to the experimental treatment

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First Known Use of nonresponder

1959

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nonresponder

noun non·re·spond·er \ -ri-ˈspän-dər \

medical Definition of nonresponder

: one (as a person or a cell) that does not respond (as to medical treatment or to an antigen)

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