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an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'-tal),
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features, such as appropriate controls.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an- priv + ekdido, to publish]

anecdotal

adjective Unsubstantiated; occurring as single or isolated event; referring to evidence based on subjective descriptions.

Examples
Anecdotal patient response to an unproven method for cancer management; anecdotal cause-and-effect relationship between a noxious factor and a condition.

anecdotal

adjective Unsubstantiated; occurring as single or isolated event. See Fringe, Unproven. Cf Blinding.

an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'tǎl)
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features, such as appropriate controls.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an-,priv + ekdido, to publish]

an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'tǎl)
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an- priv + ekdido, to publish]
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