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clinical US English

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

clinical US Thesaurus

he seemed so clinical

clinical death US 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 US English

An earlier name for environmental medicine

clinical pharmacology US English

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

clinical psychology US English

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

clinical thermometer US English

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

nonclinical US English

Not clinical

preclinical US English

Relating to or denoting a stage preceding a clinical stage, in particular

subclinical US English

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