randomized controlled trial

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ran·​dom·​ized controlled trial | \ ˈran-də-ˌmīzd- How to pronounce randomized controlled trial (audio) \

Medical Definition of randomized controlled trial

: a clinical trial in which the subjects are randomly distributed into groups which are either subjected to the experimental procedure (as use of a drug) or which serve as controls

called also randomized clinical trial

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“Randomized controlled trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/randomized%20controlled%20trial. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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