Psychiatry. a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is more intense or prolonged than would generally be expected.
- Clinical fitness
clinical fitness n. The absence of clinically evident disease or of subclinical precursors to disease.
- Clinical diagnosis
clinical diagnosis n. Diagnosis based on a study of the signs and symptoms of a disease.
- Clinical genetics
clinical genetics n. The study of the possible genetic determinants affecting the occurrence of diseases and disorders.
- Clinical governance
noun 1. a systematic approach to raising standards of health care and tackling poor performance in hospitals