1. an explicit, detailed plan of an experiment.
2. the original notes made on an autopsy, an experiment, or a case of disease.
3. a detailed written set of instructions to guide the care of a patient or to assist the practitioner in the performance of a procedure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A precise and detailed plan for the study of a biomedical problem or for a regimen of therapy.
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protocol (prō′tə-kôl′, -kōl′, -kŏl′)
a. The forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state.
b. A code of correct conduct: safety protocols; academic protocol.
2. The first copy of a treaty or other such document before its ratification.
3. A preliminary draft or record of a transaction.
4. The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment.
5. Computers A standard procedure for regulating data transmission between computers.
To form or issue protocols.
pro′to·col′ar (-kŏl′ər), pro′to·col′a·ry (-kŏl′ə-rē) adj.
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(1) The study plan which governs all aspects of a clinical trial. The protocol describes the objectives, design, methodology, statistical considerations, and organisation. It usually gives the background and rationale for the study, and includes the specific questions the study is designed to answer, all the details of the trial (e.g., length of study, who may participate, pre- and post-trial data to be gathered), and all the procedures put in place to ensure that the trial safeguards the health of the participants
(2) A systematic review which describes the rationale for the review, the objectives and the methods that will be used to locate, select and critically appraise studies, and to collect and analyse data from the included studies.
A formal plan of proposed research activity submitted to the FDA and to a hospital’s institutional review board for review/approval; the protocol is used at the study site to guide research, and provides details for studying an experimental agent, treatment or procedure.
A local policy or strategy which defines appropriate action and guides how an activity should be performed.
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protocol Bariatrics See Fen/Phen protocol Cardiology See Cornell Protocol Neonatology See Philadelphia protocol NIHspeak
1. The formal design or plan of an experiment or research activity; specifically, the plan submitted to an IRB for review and to an agency for research support.
2. A precise step-by-step description of a test, including the listing of all necessary reagents and all criteria and procedures for the evaluation of the test data Oncology Treatment protocol An organized and detailed description of a therapeutic method being used to manage a malignancy–eg, CHOP, MOPP. See M2 protocol Radiation physics A written, detailed experimental design, reviewed and approved by the Radiation Safety Branch, for use of radioactive materials in excess of set limits or the use of volatile radioiodines Therapeutics A formal outline of care; a treatment plan. See Compassionate investigational new drug protocal, Ponticelli protocol.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A precise and detailed plan for the study of a biomedical problem or for a regimen of therapy, especially cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
2. A record of findings in an experiment or investigation, especially an autopsy.
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protocol A plan for the conduct of a clinical trial or a course of treatment.
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Patient discussion about protocol
Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.
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