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Definition of Preclinical study

Preclinical study: A study to test a drug, a procedure, or another medical treatment in animals. The aim of a preclinical study is to collect data in support of the safety of the new treatment. Preclinical studies are required before clinical trials in humans can be started.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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