pertaining to a clinic or to the bedside; pertaining to or founded on actual observation and treatment of patients, as distinguished from theoretical or experimental.
clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist
(CLS/MT) a laboratory professional who has all the skills possessed by a clinical laboratory technician
as well as the ability to perform complex analyses, fine line discrimination, and correction of errors. This technologist assumes responsibility and is held accountable for accurate results and establishes and monitors quality control and quality assurance programs, designing or modifying procedures as necessary. Academic programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Certification as MT is through the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, whose address is P.O. Box 12270, Chicago, IL 60612 (telephone 312-738-1336). Certification as CLT is through the National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. The address of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1301, Bethesda, MD 20814 (telephone 301-657-2768).
clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician (CLT/MLT) a laboratory professional skilled in the performance of clinical laboratory analyses. Associate degree or certificate programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, whose address is 8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631 (telephone 773-714-8880). Certification as MLT(ASCP) is through the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, whose address is P.O. Box 12270, Chicago, IL 60612 (telephone 312-738-1336). Certification as CLT is through the National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, whose address is P.O. Box 15945-289, Lenexa, KS 66285 (telephone 913-438-5110).
adj pertaining to a clinic, direct patient care, or materials used in the direct care of patients.
clinical attachment level
n a measurement to determine periodontal health; consists of the distance in millimeters that exists between the edge of the enamel of a tooth to the gingival tissue that is adherent to its root, its epithelial attachment.
clinical crown:clinical root ratio
n a defined time at which bodily functions have ceased and are unable to be revived. In many instances, the definition of clinical death applies to circumstances where brain activity ceases despite the continuance of body functions.
n the aspect of medicine that deals with direct patient care.
n the detailed outline of the steps to be followed in the treatment of a patient.
n organized studies to provide large bodies of clinical data for statistically valid evaluation of treatment.
1. pertaining to a clinic or to the bedside and therefore carried out on the living animal.
2. pertaining to or founded on actual observation and treatment of patients, as distinguished from theoretical or experimental.
3. productive of clinical signs; thus clinical disease as distinct from subclinical.
clinical data storage
storage of clinical data about patients; may be paper or computerized.
clinical decision analysis
the application of clinical, epidemiological and other data to influence outome probability and alternative decisions in such areas as surgery and pharmaceutical treatment.
an epidemiologist who sees patients and herds in a clinical capacity but with an epidemiological viewpoint. An investigator of clinical problems affecting populations.
the application by a veterinarian who provides direct patient care of epidemiological methods to the study of diagnosis and therapeutics in order to promote efficiency in clinical care.
an examination of a patient including taking the history, physical examination by palpation, auscultation and percussion, clinicopathological examination and examination of the environment.
exerted while the patient is still alive; the critical decisions made on the basis of scientific observations but with the added skill provided by long experience of similar cases. To this must be added an innate ability to make balanced judgments based not only on the state of the animal and its predictable future but also on some consideration for the patient's overall well-being and the client's financial status and degree of psychological, or in some cases actual, dependence on the patient.
a catalog of the names given to diseases and problems of animals; usually alphabetical, may be numerical. Should contain keywords (including key diagnoses and key signs) and synonyms with each list related to the other. Because of the need to sort banks of clinical data into categories it is essential that recording be accurate and that the catalog be limited—a policy of limited vocabulary.
a veterinarian skilled in clinical pathology.
the examination of diseased tissues, fluids or other materials from a living patient, using all of the techniques available including chemistry, hematology, enzymology, cytology, microbiology, parasitology, protozoology, immunology and histopathology.
the study of the actions and metabolism of drugs in living animals.
professional rules of thumb which are used to decide on the management of a case when there are no research results on which to base decisions. They are policies originated by the senior members of the profession, especially those in academic posts.
preliminary training in the clinical sciences; the introduction to veterinary medicine, surgery and animal reproduction.
adjectives used to qualify diagnoses using terms from within a group of standard variables, e.g. chronic or acute, ovine or bovine, benign or malignant, clinical or latent.
the record, made at the time, of clinical examinations, treatments and advice given, complete with dates, names of individuals concerned and drugs or tests used. The record is desirable for the purpose of evaluating the patient's progress, and essential from the legal point of view if arguments should arise about competence or justness of charges made.
the abnormalities of structure or function observed in the patient by the veterinarian or the client. These are customarily graded according to severity, e.g. severe, moderate, mild, and according to speed of onset and progress, e.g. peracute, acute, subacute, chronic, intermittent.
a planned experiment, conducted in the field, designed to test the efficacy of a treatment in herds of animals by comparing the outcome under the test treatment with that observed in a comparable group of animal herds receiving a control treatment.
a catalog of terms approved for use in the description of clinical signs and problems, and for the definition of diagnoses and diseases.
Patient discussion about clinical
Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?
A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.
Q. I want to know what causes clinical depression? My friend is diagnosed with clinical depression. He is showing signs for the past six months. We found this when he lost interest in music which was his soul before. He lost interest in all other activities including hang out with us. We were wondering what could be the reason for the drastic change in his behavior. Very recently he stopped attending school also. We have tried to contact him but in vain. Then we got to know from his brother that he feels very low and depressed and is diagnosed with clinical depression? I want to know what causes clinical depression?
A. Any neurotransmitters imbalance in the brain can cause the mood to go down. This makes the person depressed. This can happen due to genetic impact. The social or financial difficulty can cause the disturbances in neurotransmitters, which causes depression in a person. Try to know from him whether he has any history of failures which he is hiding within him. Try to know the exact cause of depression. Depression, if left unattended, could develop in to Bipolar Disorder.
Q. What's the difference between clinical depression that needs treating, and just regularly being depressed? I'm often depressed, and i just wondered what the difference is between just being depressed, and clinical?
At what point does depression become depression?
A. It depends on the duration of the episodes, the frequency and severity. Even psychiatrists have trouble to pinpoint it. They often disagree on the “borderly” cases, here is some info on the diagnose of depression:More discussions about clinical