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clinical British & World English

Relating to the observation and treatment of actual patients rather than theoretical or laboratory studies

clinical English Thesaurus

what made it worse was his coldness—he seemed so absolutely serious and clinical

clinical death British & World English

Death as judged by the medical observation of cessation of vital functions. It is typically identified with the cessation of heartbeat and respiration, though modern resuscitation methods and life-support systems have required the introduction of the alternative concept of brain death

clinical ecology British & World English

An earlier name for environmental medicine

clinical pharmacology British & World English

The branch of pharmacology that deals with the use of drugs in the treatment and prevention of disease.

clinical psychology British & World English

The branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and behavioural problems

clinical thermometer British & World English

A small medical thermometer with a short but finely calibrated range, for taking a person’s temperature

preclinical British & World English

Relating to or denoting the first, chiefly theoretical, stage of a medical education

subclinical British & World English

Relating to or denoting a disease which is not severe enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms