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Medical Research

Medical research (also known as experimental medicine) is a broad term that refers to the process of discovering, interpreting, and developing ways to help improve human health. Medical research involves the use of scientific methods to understand the principles of human health and diseases.


  • IPA: /ˈmɛdɪkəl rɪˈsɜːrtʃ/


The term "medical" is derived from the Latin word "medicus," meaning "physician." The term "research" comes from the Old French "recercher," which means "to seek out or search closely."

Types of Medical Research

Clinical Research

Clinical research refers to studies, or trials, that are done in people. This research is designed to improve overall patient health and increase understanding about disease.

Preclinical Research

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.

Epidemiological Research

Epidemiological research is the study of health and disease in populations. It aims to understand the causes and effects of diseases in specific population groups.

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