controlled vocabulary

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a list of words and terms, sometimes accompanied by definitions or translations.
controlled vocabulary an artificial language for the representation of attributes of entities, e.g., subjects of documents.
standardized vocabulary language (def. 3).

controlled vocabulary

A finite set of values used in a clinical trial that represent the only allowed values for a data item. These values may be codes, text, or numeric.


subjected to control.

controlled breeding
manipulation of mating and conception so as take advantage of seasonal demands for products, most favorable time for fertility or survival of offspring or for the purpose of controlling the size of the population. Includes managemental deferral of breeding, permanent surgical interference with male or female tracts and temporary hormonal suppression of reproductive activity.
controlled environment
buildings in which all food and drinking water are supplied and ambient temperature, humidity, air movement and light provision are controlled.
controlled experiment
one in which the experimental group which is to be subjected to a treatment or change in management is matched with a group which is very similar in every way except with respect to the variable that is to be manipulated.
controlled release glass bolus
see soluble glass.
controlled vocabulary
a database in which the names of diagnoses or medicines, etc. are limited to avoid a continual expansion of the titles, making comparisons between groups difficult.
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The Cornerstone Of These Services Is The Cancer Data Standards Registry (caDSR), A Repository With Data Element Descriptions And Form Designs, With Semantics Linked To Nci s Controlled Terminology.
Users can search on relevance percentages, for example, retrieving only the highest-scoring documents in a precision-oriented strategy or going for recall by retrieving all documents on a topic, even passing references, but with the addition of controlled terminology that the system has assigned.
Instem software to reduce client time and effort by translating study data to controlled terminology and automatically checking against SEND guidelines to ensure compliance
Leveraging Medidata Services expertise in standards support, the solution includes CDASH forms for 17 standard SDTM domains, Medidata Rave dictionaries using CDISC controlled terminology, and Rave edit checks and custom functions that help to enforce the SDTM standard.
0 domains are: the incorporation of a new general study data information model intended for use with most types of clinical data; the introduction of date/time variables with a precision indicator; the introduction of new variables and domains; and several changes to variable names, labels, controlled terminology and descriptions.

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