Medical research

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Medical research (also known as biomedical research, medicine, or clinical research) refers to the wide array of research, involving numerous different disciplines, conducted to enhance and support the body of knowledge in the field of medicine.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Medical research can be divided into two main forms: Preclinical research, also called preclinical study or nonclinical study, refers to laboratory experiments conducted on cells, animals, and animal models before they are performed on humans. On the other hand, Clinical research refers to studies, or trials, that are done in people.

Types of Medical Research[edit | edit source]

Preclinical Research[edit | edit source]

Preclinical research involves laboratory experiments conducted on cells, animals, and animal models. This type of research is designed to identify potentially promising new treatments or procedures, or to better understand a particular medical condition.

Clinical Research[edit | edit source]

Clinical research involves studies or trials conducted on humans. These studies are designed to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments or procedures, which have been identified in preclinical research.

Importance of Medical Research[edit | edit source]

Medical research is crucial in the field of medicine as it enhances the body of knowledge regarding the understanding of various diseases and their potential treatments. It also aids in the development of new diagnostic methods, drugs, or devices to ensure better patient care.

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