Simple Definition of clinical
: relating to or based on work done with real patients : of or relating to the medical treatment that is given to patients in hospitals, clinics, etc.
: requiring treatment as a medical problem
: of or relating to a place where medical treatment is given : of or relating to a clinic
Examples of clinical in a sentence
Both experimental and clinical evidence show that the treatment is effective.
She enjoys her clinical practice but is looking forward to working in a laboratory.
Three hundred patients were involved in the clinical study.
First Known Use of clinical
Medical Definition of clinical
1: of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: asa: involving or concerned with the direct observation and treatment of living patients <engaged in full-time clinical practice> <clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology>b: of, relating to, based on, or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms of disease <the clinical picture on admission was that of mild depression in an extremely rigid personality—Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation> <three of these six foods were actually the cause of symptoms, and upon their elimination, clinical cure was effected—Journal of Pediatrics>c: applying objective or standardized methods (as interviews and personality or intelligence tests) to the description, evaluation, and modification of human behavior <clinical psychology>
2of a sacrament : administered on a sickbed or deathbed <clinical baptism>
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