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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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