nonresponder

noun
non·​re·​spond·​er | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈspän-dər How to pronounce nonresponder (audio) \
plural nonresponders

Definition of nonresponder

: 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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If your tumors kept growing after treatment, you were considered a nonresponder. Eric Boodman, STAT, "How gut bacteria impact cancer treatment: meet the STAT Madness 2018 Editors’ Pick," 2 Apr. 2018 After months of this routine, the patients had their bodies scanned to assess the state of their tumors, and the researchers divided them into two groups: responders and nonresponders. Eric Boodman, STAT, "How gut bacteria impact cancer treatment: meet the STAT Madness 2018 Editors’ Pick," 2 Apr. 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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nonresponder

noun
non·​re·​spond·​er | \ -ri-ˈspän-dər How to pronounce nonresponder (audio) \

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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