Control group

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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control group

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.

MORE INFO

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.

WORDS RELATED TO CONTROL GROUP

comparison group

control arm

WORDS OPPOSITE TO CONTROL GROUP

Treatment group

Intervention

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