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Glossary of Terms

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Standard Treatment

Definition: The treatment or procedure that is most commonly used to treat a disease or condition. In clinical trials, new or experimental treatments sometimes are compared to standard treatments to measure whether the new treatment is better.

Example: For example, the standard treatment for anemia (low blood iron) is iron pills.