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An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials$
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Curtis L Meinert

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199742967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.001.0001

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The Language of Clinical Trials

The Language of Clinical Trials

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(p.11) 2 The Language of Clinical Trials
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An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials
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Curtis L. Meinert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0002

This chapter presents definitions of several terms commonly used in clinical trials. These include randomization, stratification, placebo and sham treatments, baseline, analysis principles, dropout, open trial, treatment group, guinea pig, and informed consent.

Keywords:   clinical trials, terms, definitions, stratification, placebo, informed consent

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