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clinical trial

  
     ( clinical trials    plural  ) When a new type of drug or medical treatment undergoes clinical trials, it is tested directly on patients to see if it is effective.      n-count  
Two rival laser surgery systems are undergoing clinical trials in the US.     
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clinical  
1       adj   Clinical means involving or relating to the direct medical treatment or testing of patients.     (MEDICAL)   ADJ n  
The first clinical trials were expected to begin next year., ...a clinical psychologist.     
  clinically      adv   usu ADV adj/-ed  
It has been clinically proved that it is better to stretch the tight muscles first.     
2       adj   You use clinical to describe thought or behaviour which is very logical and does not involve any emotion.,   (disapproval)    (=impersonal)  
All this questioning is so analytical and clinical<endash>it kills romance.     


clinical trial        ( clinical trials    plural  ) When a new type of drug or medical treatment undergoes clinical trials, it is tested directly on patients to see if it is effective.      n-count  
Two rival laser surgery systems are undergoing clinical trials in the US.     

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clinical

  
  
analytic, antiseptic, cold, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, emotionless, impersonal, objective, scientific, unemotional  

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