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clinical trial


the scientific investigation of a new treatment that has shown some benefit in animal or laboratory studies, but that has not yet been proven effective in humans.

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Nearby words

clinical pathology, clinical psychology, clinical spectrometry, clinical spectroscopy, clinical thermometer, clinical trial, clinically, clinically dead, clinically obese, clinician, clinicopathologic
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