non·​clin·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈkli-ni-kəl How to pronounce nonclinical (audio)
: not clinical: such as
: not relating to, involving, or concerned with the direct observation and treatment of living patients
a nonclinical job
nonclinical duties
: not based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms of disease
a nonclinical infection

Examples of nonclinical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another way organizational leadership can retain their nurse managers is a mentorship program in which nurse managers are mentored by rotating clinical and nonclinical members of the organization. Toby Bressler and Lauren Ghazal, STAT, 12 Jan. 2024 Studies have shown that doulas, who offer nonclinical emotional and informational support to families during and after pregnancy, can reduce racial disparities and improve maternal outcomes, leading to fewer unnecessary C-sections, preterm births, and postpartum readmissions. Globe Staff,, 25 Aug. 2023 The Catholic Campus Ministry Association, which has members at religious and secular colleges, noticed an increase in student mental health needs during the pandemic and has begun training nonclinical campus staff members to better understand and respond to student mental health issues. Olivia Sanchez, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2022 Moreover, none of the officials entrusted with making the decision appears to have any experience with the critical nonclinical aspects of vaccine production, although control of and consistency in manufacturing are essential to ensuring the safety and efficacy of vaccines. WSJ, 24 Sep. 2020 For these reasons, operating mechanical ventilators can be complex for anyone with a nonclinical background. IEEE Spectrum, 29 May 2020 The Asian American Mental Health Roundtable, for example — a collective of organizations that offer nonclinical services, including Homecrest — has seen a growing need for mental health help, in part highlighted by the mental toll of the pandemic on the community. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 5 May 2023 Recent data from nonclinical participants suggest that Calm and Headspace offer modest improvements across mindfulness, well-being, stress, anxiety and depression. Bhav Jain, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 May 2023 Doulas, who provide nonclinical physical, emotional, and informational support to families during and after pregnancy, can play a role in addressing these health disparities. Globe Staff,, 30 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonclinical was in 1877

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“Nonclinical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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