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control

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verb con·trol \kən-ˈtrōl\

Medical Definition of control

controlled; controlling

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to incorporate suitable controls in <a controlled experiment>

  4. 2:  to reduce the incidence or severity of especially to innocuous levels <control an insect population> <a vaccine for controlling outbreaks of cholera>

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to incorporate controls in an experiment or study—used with for <failure to control for the difference in the rate of smoking between the two groups—Howard Bauchner et al>




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control

noun con·trol

Medical Definition of control

  1. 1:  an act or instance of controlling something <control of acute intermittent porphyria>

  2. 2:  one that is used in controlling something: asa:  an experiment in which the subjects are treated as in a parallel experiment except for omission of the procedure or agent under test and which is used as a standard of comparison in judging experimental effects—called also b:  one (as an organism, culture, or group) that is part of a control





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