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Descriptor English: Clinical Trials as Topic
Descriptor Spanish: Ensayos Clínicos como Asunto
Descriptor Portuguese: Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto
Descriptor French: Essais cliniques comme sujet
Entry term(s): Clinical Trial as Topic
Tree number(s): E05.318.372.250.250
HP2.004
N05.715.360.330.250.250
N06.850.520.450.250.250
VS2.002.003.001.003
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002986
Scope note: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Annotation: for general design, methodology, economics, etc. of clinical trials; a different heading CLINICAL TRIAL is used for reports of a specific clinical trial
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
Previous Indexing: Drug Evaluation (1974-1979)
Public MeSH Note: 2008; see CLINICAL TRIALS 1980-2007
History Note: 2008(1965)
Related: Clinical Trials Data Monitoring Committees MeSH
Drug Approval MeSH
Meta-Analysis as Topic MeSH
Therapies, Investigational MeSH
DeCS ID: 28622
Unique ID: D002986
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/30
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Clinical Trials as Topic - Preferred
Concept UI M0004572
Scope note Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Preferred term Clinical Trials as Topic
Entry term(s) Clinical Trial as Topic



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