1 relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients; "clinical observation"; "clinical case study"
2 scientifically detached; unemotional; "he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony"
Clinical (Greek: κλινικος/klinikos, of the bed) can refer to:
Medicine and vetrenary medicine
- Medical practices undertaken in a clinic or at the bedside of a patient
- A clinical examination, also known as a physical examination, that examines a patient's body without the use of laboratory tests, x-rays or medical imagings
- Medical care of patients who are presently ill, compared to statistical studies or experimental work tested on future or potential patients
- The applied branches of medical sciences and professions such as clinical psychology or clinical medicine
- A clinical trial, testing a medication or treatment versus a placebo or dummy procedure
- Clinical governance, a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care within a health system
- Specific conditions diagnosed from only clinical examination, such as clinical death