clinical

adjective
clin·​i·​cal | \ ˈkli-ni-kəl How to pronounce clinical (audio) \

Definition of clinical

1 : of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: such as
a : involving direct observation of the patient clinical diagnosis
b : based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms clinical treatment clinical tuberculosis — see also clinical psychologist
2 : analytical or coolly dispassionate describing the situation with clinical detachment
3 US, informal : done or performed with excellence and precision : exemplary In the meantime Bryant … continued his clinical shooting, which has allowed him to more than double his scoring average …— Alexander Wolff

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Other Words from clinical

clinically \ ˈkli-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce clinically (audio) \ adverb

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.
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Other than hardware and software development, the new money will also fund Neuralace’s FDA application, clinical studies and manufacturing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sorrento Valley startup raises $3M following pitch competition win — all from local investors," 18 June 2019 An expert consensus panel released the first international treatment guidelines for the disease, because most children are no longer being enrolled in clinical studies aimed at finding the best approaches. Marie Mccullough, https://www.inquirer.com, "How conquering a rare leukemia in children revolutionized cancer care for millions," 6 June 2019 But critics note that the drug was approved for many of those conditions long before the FDA's more rigorous standards of today and that there are few randomized clinical studies showing its efficacy, especially in adult conditions. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Mallinckrodt paid 'kickbacks' to keep drug price high, and stuck taxpayers with bill, DOJ lawsuit says," 5 June 2019 There are over 12 patents on our botanicals and over 15 clinical studies. Lisa Fogarty, Harper's BAZAAR, "Biotin Is in Every Hair Growth Pill. But Does it Even Work?," 22 May 2019 Online, Amber could see carers facing the same decision in various clinical studies. Heidi Ledford, Scientific American, "A Question of Control," 16 May 2019 Treatments in other areas of the face or body have not been evaluated in clinical studies. Vogue, "Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann on Beauty, Aging, and the Product That Changed her Relationship With her Hands," 1 Apr. 2019 Margot Smith, from left, 360 Youth Services clinical director, joins Indian Prairie District 204 assistant superintendents Louis Lee, Brad Hillman and Laura Devine-Johnston in a school board discussion Monday about the number of student suspensions. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Out-of-school suspensions drop in District 204 but numbers for black students still higher than other groups," 11 June 2019 Her organization is spearheading construction of a sickle cell center in Miami focused on comprehensive medical care and clinical research, the first of its kind in the United States. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "South Floridians urged to take part in research leading to breakthroughs in fight against sickle cell disease," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of clinical

circa 1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of clinical was circa 1728

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clinical

adjective

English Language Learners 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

clinical

adjective
clin·​i·​cal | \ ˈklin-i-kəl How to pronounce clinical (audio) \

Medical Definition of clinical

1 : of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: as
a : 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 personalityOccupational Therapy & Rehabilitation three of these six foods were actually the cause of symptoms, and upon their elimination, clinical cure was effectedJournal 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
2 of a sacrament : administered on a sickbed or deathbed clinical baptism

Other Words from clinical

clinically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce clinically (audio) \ adverb

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