Saturday, 6 June 2020, 1:55 AM
Site: Findacure
Course: Findacure (Findacure)
Glossary: Main glossary
A

Adverse reaction

An unwanted or harmful reaction which occurs after administration of a drug

AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines 

Amino acid

Amino acids are the building blocks to forming proteins: they are the acids formed from the coding of a triplet of bases in the DNA. There are 20 amino acids, and most have several triplets which code for them.

Anecdotal

Evidence based on personal accounts rather than facts or research 

Animal model

An animal model utilises a non-human species to be studied to understand particular biological phenomena, to provide insight into the workings of other organisms.


Assent

The expression of agreement 

Audit trail

A record of the changes that have been made to a database or a file 

B

Baseline data

This is data that is collected on patients at the beginning of the clinical trial.

Big data

Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations 

Biobank

A biobank is a place that stores biological samples for use in research