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clinical

 [klin´ĭ-k'l]
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).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

clin·i·cal

(klin'i-kăl),
1. Relating to the bedside of a patient or to the course of the disease.
2. Denoting the symptoms and course of a disease, as distinguished from the laboratory findings of anatomic changes.
3. Relating to a clinic.
[G. klinē, bed, + -al]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clinical

(klĭn′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
2. Involving or based on direct observation of a patient: a clinical diagnosis; clinical research.

clin′i·cal·ly adv.
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clinical

adjective
1. Pertaining to a clinic or to the bedside; that which can be observed in Pts .
2. Pertaining to or based on observation and management of Pts, in contrast to theoretical or basic sciences.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clin·i·cal

(klin'i-kăl)
1. Relating to the bedside of a patient.
2. Denoting the symptoms and course of a disease, as distinguished from the laboratory findings or anatomic changes.
3. Relating to a clinic.
[G. klinē, bed, + -al]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clinical

1. Concerned with the immediate observation, examination and treatment of patients.
2. Relating to a CLINIC.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

clin·i·cal

(klin'i-kăl)
Denoting symptoms and course of a disease, as distinguished from laboratory findings of anatomic changes.
[G. klinē, bed, + -al]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.

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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:
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8596/35222/362840.html?d=dmtContent

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In the 60 birds presented as patients, clinical signs were recorded based on a standardized examination protocol.
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Of the clinical signs, hunched posture was assigned the highest weight in general with median weights of 4.0 for the mild (duration 30 min) and 20 for the severe clinical sign (duration of 4 h) variant, followed by decreased motor activity with median weights of 4.0 and 16 for the mild (duration 30 min) respectively severe (duration 4 h) clinical sign (Fig.
The clinical signs and symptoms was improved in 76.0% of cases who exposed carbamazepine alone.
The varied clinical signs in neurocysticercosis have also been ascribed to degeneration, absorption, cicatrization, calcification of cysts, and the type of immune and inflammatory responses [1,11,12].
A chi-square test was used to compare the difference in clinical signs of mechanical and functional ankle instability between the group who had never had an ankle injury and the group who reported a previous ankle injury.
Traditionally, nurses have been taught to observe for clinical signs and symptoms of DVT, such as swelling, warmth, erythema, and pain of the affected extremity.
The clinical signs of PMWS comprise unthriftiness/wasting, paleness of the skin, enlarged lymph nodes, and occasionally jaundice, respiratory symptoms, or diarrhoea [1, 3, 4].

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