Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
  • adj. Involving or based on direct observation of the patient: a clinical diagnosis.
  • adj. Very objective and devoid of emotion; analytical: "He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in courtā€ ( Connie Paige).
  • adj. Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic: a clinical style of decor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.
  • adj. dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with pre-health sciences
  • adj. done in a cool, emotionless fashion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a sick-bed; pertaining to a clinic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • adj. scientifically detached; unemotional

Etymologies

clinic + -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I have a question which picks up on a theme that Dr. Sachs has put forth in the past which he called clinical economics, meaning that you need to look at the specifics, a particular locale, to determine what's necessary.

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  • We did this for Isabelle, but what we want to do is to start a mechanism which after the additional clinical research phase make it possible -- we'll, carried out by our two teams, cooperating in the framework of what we call a clinical hospital search program.

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  • This is what we call the clinical state of depression.

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  • What we have seen though is because and I go back to using probably this word too much the value proposition of Linkia that saves them administrative costs and gives them what we call clinical simplicity in that we measure customer satisfaction and quality and ensure certification, Linkia has been able to increase prices, not off the charts but in commensurate with the value they are delivering.

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  • I would first like to discuss our custom development pipeline, which we define as clinical and preclinical phase projects.

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  • Used to prevent transparency in clinical trial data.

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  • But evidence from current epidemiological studies and short-term clinical trials has already detailed what we can do now to delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms.

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  • GlaxoSmithKline and other drug companies that market quit-smoking aids must prove in clinical studies that the products are safe and effective before the FDA permits their sale.

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