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Mean

   The sum of the values of all observations or data points divided by the number of observations, an arithmetical average.



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Masking
see blinding/masking.

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See pairing.

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Megatrials
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Meta-analysis
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Mode
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The act of overseeing the progress of a clinical trial, and of ensuring that it is conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (S0Ps), good clinical practice (GCP), and the applicable regulatory requirement(s).

Monitoring committee
See independent data-monitoring committee.

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