informed consent

noun
a patient's consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.

Origin:
1965–70

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informed consent in·formed consent (ĭn-fôrmd')
n.
Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.

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Example sentences
And you seemed to have missed one of the basic points of the article: informed
  consent.
The traditional way of dealing with such qualms has been through informed
  consent.
What is crucially important is really good oversight and really good informed
  consent.
Anything you do with them requires informed consent.
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