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clinical trial

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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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  • To claim that people should risk themselves, out of beneficence, to participate in a clinical trial is unreasonable.
  • The system essentially functions as a clinical trial in a test tube.
  • The efficacy of such a program would be easy to test in an educational clinical trial costing no more than a few million dollars.
  • The drug will be tested in a large multi-center clinical trial to see whether it meets its endpoints in humans.
  • They have conducted the largest clinical trial ever designed to compare talk therapy with chemical antidepressants.
  • Each is running a clinical trial of an aspiring drug.
  • Because of this, one of the alluring features of a clinical trial is that subjects are supplied with the test drug for free.
  • During her research, she found that data was wasted once a clinical trial ended.
  • The two problems appear to be related, and a new clinical trial reports that losing weight may help relieve incontinence.
  • But there was only one clinical trial to compare reserpine to a placebo with depressed patients.

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