People in a study who do not receive the treatment or do not have the condition being studied.
How to say: Control group
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An example of a control group.
USE IN A SENTENCE
A control group is used as a comparison to see the effect of the study treatment.
People in the control group receive something different than other groups during the research study. The control group might get a different dose, standard of care, something that looks like the study treatment but is inactive (placebo) or no treatment at all.
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