General medical research (excluding basic health research).
Medical research is the formal, experimental study of human health and disease processes. Medical research may or may not yield results.
Medical research refers to an organized way to learn more about health in general, and also about better ways to prevent and treat children's diseases in the future.
"Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws." (Webster, 3d ed) For more information about medical research, read the JAMA Patient Page: Navigating the Maze of Medical Research [ http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZFIEX5YAC&sub_cat=413
Medical research (or experimental medicine) is basic research or applied research conducted to aid the body of knowledge in the field of medicine. Medical research can be divided into two general categories: the evaluation of new treatments for both safety and efficacy in what are termed clinical trials, and all other research that contributes to the development of new treatments. The latter is termed preclinical research if its goal is specifically to elaborate knowledge for the development of new therapeutic strategies.