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The Language of Clinical Trials

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742967
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0002
The Language of Clinical Trials

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This chapter presents definitions of several terms commonly used in clinical trials. These include randomization, stratification, placebo and sham treatments, baseline, analysis principles, dropout, open trial, treatment group, guinea pig, and informed consent.

Keywords: clinical trials; terms; definitions; stratification; placebo; informed consent

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Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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