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trial

 [tri´al, trīl]
a test or experiment.
clinical trial an experiment performed on human beings in order to evaluate the comparative efficacy of two or more therapies. See also single blind, double blind, and triple blind.

tri·al

(trī'ăl),
A test or experiment, usually conducted under specific conditions.

trial

/tri·al/ (tri´al) (trīl) a test or experiment.
clinical trial  an experiment performed on human beings in order to evaluate the comparative efficacy of two or more therapies.

trial

[trī′əl]
a process of quality testing.

trial

Any formal study of a method or therapy. See AAASPS, ABC, ABCD, ACADEMIC, ACAS, ACCT, ACES, ACIP, ACME, ACRE, ACT, ACTION, ACUTE, ADAM, ADEPT, ADMIRAL, ADMIT, ADOPT, ADOPT-A, AEGIS, AFASAK, AFCAPS, AFFIRM, AFIB, AGENT, AGIS, AIMS, AIRE, AIREX, ALE\RT, ALIVE, ALLHAT, AMISTAD, APASS, APRES, APRICOT, ARCH, AREDS, ARMS, ARREST, ARTISTIC, ASAP, ASCENT, ASCOT, ASIST, ASPECT, ASSET, ASSENT, ASSIST, ASTRID, ASTRONAUT, ATACS, ATLANTIC, ATLANTIS, ATLAS, AT LAST, ATS, ATTRACT, AVERT, AVID, BAATAF, BAATAF, BAMI, BARI, BASIS, BBB, BEAT, Before-after trial, BEIR, BENESTENT, BERT, BESMART, BEST, BETTER, BHAT, BLAT, BLOSS, BOAT, BRAINS, BRAVO, BRITE, CABADAS, CABG Patch, CABRI, CADILLAC, CAESAR AIDS, CAFA, CALM-PD, CALYPSO, CAMELOT, CAMEO, CAMIAT, CANDLE, CAPARES, CAPE, CAPPP, CAPRI, CAPRIE, CAPS, CAPTEN, CAPTIN, CARDIA, CARE, CARET, CARISA, CARPORT, CART, CASCADE, CASCADE, CASES, CASH, CASS, CAST, CAST-2, CASTLE, CAT, CATS, CAVEAT, CAVEAT-1, CAVEAT-2, CBT-CD, CCCCCC, CEDARS, CHAMP, CHAOS, CHARM, CHEESE, CHS, CIBIS, CIGTS, CLAS, CLASP, CLASS, CLEERE, Clinical trial, COBALT, COMPANION, COMS, CONSENSUS, CONSENSUS-2, CONVINCE, COPERNICUS, CORE, COURAGE, COURT, CRASH, CREDO, CREST, Crossover trial, CRUISE, CURE, DAIS, DASH, DASH2, DAVIT, DAVIT II, DEBATE, DEBATE II, DECODE, DEFINITE, DESTINI-CFR, Diabetes Control & Complications, Diagnostic, DIADS, DIAMOND-CHF, DIG, DIGAMI, DINAMIT, DIRECT, DISC, Dose control, DouBLE, DPT-1, DRASTIC, DYSBOT, EAFT, EARS, EAST, EBMT, ECASS, ECCO 2000, EDGE, ELLDOPA, ELITE, EMERAS, EMIAT, EMIP, ENABLE, ENCORE, ENRICHD, ENTIRE, EPHESUS, EPIC, EPICORE, EPILOG, EPISTENT, Equivalence trial, ERA, ERACI, ERASE, ESPRIM, ESPRIT, ESPS2, ESSENCE, ESVEM, EXCEL, EXCITE, FACET, FASTER, FATS, FIRST, FIT, Five-City project, FRESCO, FRIC, FRISC, GABI, GART, GESICA, GISG, GISSI-1, GISSI-2, GISSI-3, GREAT, GUSTO-I, GUSTO II, GUSTO-III, GUSTO-SPEED, GUSTO V, Half-side, HALT-C, HART, HASI, HeADDFIRST, EART, HEP, HERO, HERS, HIPS, HIT, HOPE, HOT, HPYLORI, IMAGE, IMAGES, IMPACT II, IMPRESS, InDDEx, INHIBIT, INJECT, INOS, INSIGHT, INTACT, INTERSALT, InTIME, INTRO-AMI, IRAS, ISAM, ISIS-2, ISIS-3, ISIS-4, IVAT, LACI, LAMP, Large simple, LARS, LATE, LIDS, LIFE, LIFE STUDY, LIMIT-2, LIPID, LONG WRIST, MAAS, MADIT, MAGIC, MARCATOR, MARISA, MDC, MDPIT, MEDENOX, MERCATOR, MERIT-HF, MICRO-HOPE, MIDAS, MILIS, MIRA, MIRACL, MIRACLE, MIRACLE ICD, MIRAGE, MITI-1, MITI-2, MONARCS, MORE, MOXCON, MRC, MR IMAGES, MRFIT, MSMI, MUCOSA, MUST, MUST EECP, MUSST, MUSTIC, MUSTT, MUTT, N of 1, NASCET, NASCIS, NETT, NICE, NINDS, NIÑOS, Nonrandomized, NORDIL, OASIS, OASIS 2, OAT, OBJECT, OCTAVE, OHTS, OMNIUM, ONTARGET, Open-label, OPERA, OPTIMAAL, OPTIME-CHF, OPUS, ORBIT, OVERTURE, PAC-A-TACH, PACT, PAIR, Parallel groups, PAMI-1, PAMI-2, PARADIGM, PARAGON, PARIS, PARK, PCDD, PEACE, PEPI, PETHEMA, PHADE, PHAROS, PIMI, PIOPED, PIVOT, PLAC I, PLAC II, PLESS, POEM, POSCH, PRAISE, PRECEDENT, PREPIC, PRESTO, PREVENT, PRIMI, PRISM-PLUS, PROACT, PROBE evaluation, PROMISE, PROSPER, PROVE IT, PROVED, PROWESS, PURSUIT, Putative placebo, QUIET, QoLITY, RADIANCE, RADIUS, RALES, Randomized clinical, RAPID, RAPPORT, RAVEL, REACH, REACT, ReALIZe, RECIFE, REFLECT, REGRESS, REMATCH, RENAAL, RENAISSANCE, RESOLVD, RESTORE, RHYTHMS, RID--HD, RISC, RITA, RUTH, SADHAT, SAFE, SARECCO, SAVE, SAVED, SCD/HCT, Scopes monkey, SCRIP, SCRIPPS, SEAL, SECURE, Seeding, SENIC, SEROCO, SHARP, SHEP, SHOCK, SIAM, SIESTA, SILCAAT, SILENT, SMART, (S)MASH, SMILE, SOLVD-prevention, SOLVD-treatment, SPAF, SPAF-2, SPARCL, SPEED, SPICE, SPINAF, SPORT, SPRINT, SPS3, SSITT, STAR, START, STARS, STICH, STILE, STOP-Hypertension, STOPIT, STRESS, STRETCH, Superiority, SUPPORT, SWIFT, SWING, SWORD, SYMPHONY, Syst-Eur, TAIM, TAIST, TAMI-1, TAMI-5, TAMI-7, TAMI-9, TASS, TAUSA, TEAM-2, TEIS, TeqCES, TexCAPS, TIBBS, TIMI-2, TIMI-3, TIMI-4, TIMI-5, TIMI-7, TIMI-9, TOHP-1, TOMHS, TOPAS, TRACE, TRANSCEND, TREAT, TROPHY, TURBO, UK-HEART, UKPDS, UNASEM, V-HeFT-2, VA-HIT, VAL-HEFT, VALIANT, VALUE, VANILA, VANQWISH, VAST, VERT, VIGOR, Viral, VIRADAPT, VISP, VITATOPS, VMAC, WARIS, WARSS, WASID, WATCH, WIHS, WISE, WHIP, WHIMS, WINS, WOSCOPS, WRIST, XISHF, ZEUS.

tri·al

(trī'ăl)
A test or experiment, usually conducted under specific conditions.

trial

experiment; refers usually to the trying out of a substance or a material in order to determine its effect. The trial may be a blind experiment, a clinical trial, a double blind trial or a pilot trial.

clinical trial, therapeutic trial
a test which uses patients as test objects for a drug regimen, a physical procedure, the results being compared with those in patients receiving a placebo or an alternative treatment.
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Let us warm the bow and grease it--we will then make trial of it again, and bring the contest to an end.
He also brought a great ball of lard from what they had in the house, and the suitors warmed the bow and again made trial of it, but they were none of them nearly strong enough to string it.
Put it on one side--as for the axes they can stay where they are, for no one is likely to come to the house and take them away: let the cupbearer go round with his cups, that we may make our drink-offerings and drop this matter of the bow; we will tell Melanthius to bring us in some goats tomorrow--the best he has; we can then offer thigh bones to Apollo the mighty archer, and again make trial of the bow, so as to bring the contest to an end.
BioMS Medical's lead technology, MBP8298, is for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and it has two pivotal phase III clinical trials for SPMS patients, MAESTRO-01 in Canada and Europe and MAESTRO-03 in the United States.
Spader, Dean, "Two Models and Three Uses for Mock Trials in Justice Education," Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Vol.
The most effective way for a mill to run trials of new machine clothing is to create a precise evaluation plan, and the backbone of the plan is the definition of a clear and measurable objective.
Starting in August 2005, The Lancet "will require authors of clinical trials submitted to The Lancet to include a clear summary of previous research findings, and to explain how their trial's findings affect this summary.
The clinical research (IND) phase--representing the time from beginning of human trials to the new drug application (NDA) submission that seeks permission to market the drug--is by far the longest portion of the drug development cycle and can last from 2 to 10 years.
In the eighteenth century, and indeed, for all of the period under consideration in May's book, the overwhelming majority of felony trials at the Old Bailey took place without legal counsel engaged on either side.
Antegren s early trials were sufficiently exciting for the two sponsoring pharmaceutical companies, Biogen and Elan, to also fund a study of the combination.
Randomized field trials are a sturdy method of generating defensible evidence about the relative effectiveness of various interventions; nonrandomized trials do so, at times, but unpredictably.