Glossary results: E
(Of a drug or treatment) The maximum ability of a drug or treatment to produce a result regardless of dosage. A drug passes efficacy trials if it is effective at the dose tested and against the illness for which it is prescribed. In the procedure mandated by the FDA, Phase II clinical trials gauge efficacy, and Phase III trials confirm it.
Summary criteria for participant selection; includes inclusion and exclusion criteria. See Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria.
Based on experimental data, not on a theory.
Overall outcome that the protocol is designed to evaluate. Common endpoints are severe toxicity, disease progression or death.
The act of signing up participants for a study. Generally this process involves evaluating a participant with respect to the eligibility criteria of the study and going through the informed consent process.
The branch of medical science that deals with the study of incidence and distribution and control of a disease in a population.
A drug that is not FDA licensed for use in humans or as a treatment for a particular condition.
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