Definitions for "CLINICAL STUDIES"
Phases in the drug development process in which the effects of a drug are tested in humans.
Human studies designed to distinguish a drug's effect from other influences--for example, a spontaneous change in disease progression or in the effect of a placebo (an inactive substance that looks like the test drug). Such studies conducted in this country must be under an approved IND (see "Investigational New Drug Application"), under the guidance of an institutional review board, and in accord with FDA rules on human studies and informed consent of participants.
Studies of humans under controlled conditions.
Keywords:  research, see
See "Clinical Research"