NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- healthy control
- listen (HEL-thee kun-TROLE)
- In a clinical study, a person who does not have the disorder or disease being studied. Results from healthy controls are compared to results from the group being studied.