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in·stru·ment

(in'strū-ment),
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

instrument

A tool—e.g., questionnaire, diary—used in a clinical trial to capture data, as well as the information and documentation that supports the data’s use.

Instruments include clearly defined methods and instructions for administration and responses to queries, a standard format for data collection and well-documented methods for scoring, analysing and interpreting results.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

instrument

1. A means by which something is done. An agency used to accomplish some purpose.
2. A surgical instrument.
3. A displaying or recording device.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Consider this fact: "All orthodontic instruments are not created equal!" Today, many companies are in the business of manufacturing orthodontic instruments, each with varying differences that affect the quality and life expectancy of instruments.
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Spectro Analytical Instruments, 160 Authority Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 01420-6093 tel: 978/342-3400 ax: 978/342-8695#

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