Clinical Research Glossary

intermittent intermittent

Not regular or predictable.

Example of intermittent in a sentence

The participant reported intermittent dizzy spells since the last study visit.

More Info

When something is intermittent, it means that it happens more than once but does not happen on a schedule, is not planned, and is not predictable.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The term “intermittent” may come up when discussing adverse events that could happen during a research study. You can always discuss with the study team any questions you have about the possible adverse events in a study.

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