Definitions for "Clinical Trial"
A study that uses new treatments to care for patients. During clinical trials, more information is collected about new treatments, their risks, and how well they do or do not work. If clinical trials show that the new treatment is better than the treatment currently being used, the new treatment may become the "standard" treatment. CLL: See Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia CML: See Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia CMV: See Cytomegalovirus.
A medical experiment used to decide if a potential new treatment for disease is safe and effective.
an experiment which is carried out on human beings to evaluate scientifically the efficacy and safety of a therapy.
An investigative process under the jurisdiction of the FDA whereby device or medicine manufacturers sponsor experiments on people for the purpose of proving or disproving that the device or medicine performs as expected.
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