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a procedure done in order to discover or demonstrate some fact or general truth. adj., adj experimen´�tal.
control experiment one made under standard conditions, to test the correctness of other observations.


(eks-per'i-ment), Avoid the mispronunciations iks-per'i-ment and eks-pēr-i-ment.
1. A study in which the investigator intentionally alters one or more factors under controlled conditions to study the effects of doing so.
2. In nuclear magnetic resonance, the term applied to a pulse sequence.
[L. experimentum, fr. experior, to test, try]


a. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
b. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
intr.v. (-mĕnt′) experi·mented, experi·menting, experi·ments
1. To conduct an experiment.
2. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience: experiment with new methods of teaching.

ex·per′i·ment′er n.


Clinical research A study in which a researcher has control over some of the study's conditions and over some aspects of the independent variables being studied. See Binomial experiment, Dachau hypothermia experiment, Found experiment, Jackpot experiment, Marker rescue experiment, Meselson-Stahl experiment, Minnesota experiment, Mount Everest experiment, Noble experiment, Origin-of-life experiment, PAJAMA experiment, the Plutonium experiment, Pulse-chase experiment, Quasi-experiment, Science Club experiment, Shotgun experiment, Study, Trial.


1. A study in which the investigator intentionally alters one or more factors under controlled conditions to study the effects of doing so.
2. magnetic resonance Pulse sequence.
[L. experimentum, fr. experior, to test, try]


(eks-per'i-mĕnt) Avoid the mispronunciations iks-per'i-ment and eks-pēr-i-ment.
Study in which investigator intentionally alters one or more factors under controlled conditions to study effects of doing so.
[L. experimentum, fr. experior, to test, try]

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Q. Has anyone have any experience with this? I’m 15 years old male and having acid reflux. I have tried lot of meds but nothing is effective and I did not get any remedy. I came across something which says Chinese herbalists can help or even cure it. Has anyone have any experience with this? If you think it is a good idea? Please answer and I will be really grateful!

A. hey, waylon. if you want to try chinese medicine, go for it, as long as you understand clearly how does that medication treat you.
in acid reflux condition, some notes you need to remember are:
- you need to eat regularly
- you need to reduce your stress
- avoid some foods like: acid foods, coffee, spicy foods

and maybe you can try -if you want- consume daily yogurt with apple cider vinegar. apple cider vinegar is believed to be able to help gastric problem.

Q. Can anyone here share with me your experiences….? hey, hi to all…..Very recently I came to know about amniocentesis. With this we can see the baby`s gender..Can anyone here share with me your experiences….?

A. No my dear amniocentesis is not used to find baby`s gender rather its ultrasound for it. Amniocentesis is used to detect any genetic problems such as Down’s syndrome or any other chromosomal abnormalities but not gender of the child. Even infection of the amniotic fluid is checked during amniocentesis. They are also used to check the maturity of the baby`s lungs. Yes it is done under the guidance of an ultrasound. If anyone wants to check for gender they have to go for an ultrasound.

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A. A) It shows the love and affection the mother has towards the expectant baby. It is good that her breast cancer is diagnosed because it is difficult when one is pregnant. Breast cancer will not harm baby at all, what harms the baby are some of the treatments for breast cancer - and these depend on how advanced the cancer may be. If at early stage her lump will be removed or have surgery for the affected area. The chemotherapy treatment or the medications will be carried after your 1st trimester. This will reduce the harm a baby can get. On advanced stages of cancer, due to radiation treatment and chemotherapy involved with surgery makes the situation tough and makes the survival difficult for mother and baby or even both. So it depends on the stage of your cancer, which you must ask the treating doctor. In early stage of cancer the survival of both mother and baby is possible.Better check her cancer stage. I wish her speedy recovery and safe delivery.

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