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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[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr.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[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr.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[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr.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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The lack of an adequate knowledge of PE's physiopathology has determined that many of the strategies used to prevent it are based on observational or anecdotic facts or in studies performed with women at high risk of developing the disease.
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We hope these events will become more anecdotic and the results obtained in this experiment will become a reflection of some social advances on the way toward true equality.