Associations to the word «Clinical»

Wiktionary

CLINICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.
CLINICAL, adjective. Dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with prehealth sciences.
CLINICAL, adjective. Done in a cool, emotionless fashion.
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, noun. (pathology) An alternative name for clinical chemistry.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, noun. (pathology) Branch of pathology concerned with the chemical analysis of bodily fluids etc.
CLINICAL DEATH, noun. (medicine) (legal) A state in which usual medically observable vital signs—such as respiration, heartbeat, and corneal reflex—are not present, but from which patients are sometimes revived.
CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS, noun. The estimated identification of the disease underlying a patient's complaints based merely on signs, symptoms and medical history of the patient rather than on laboratory examination or medical imaging.
CLINICAL EXAMINATION, noun. (medicine) Physical examination.
CLINICAL HYPOTHERMIA, noun. A deliberate procedure of clinically induced cooling to stop the heart during surgery.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. (psychology) A branch of psychology with purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.
CLINICAL STAMP, noun. A standardized pattern or mark for entering clinical information into a medical record (paper or electronic).
CLINICAL TRIAL, noun. (medicine) A test of a medication or other medical treatment (such as a medical device), usually a comparison against a placebo, other medications or devices, or the standard medical treatment for a patient's condition.

Dictionary definition

CLINICAL, adjective. Relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients; "clinical observation"; "clinical case study".
CLINICAL, adjective. Scientifically detached; unemotional; "he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony".

Wise words

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